Tobago: Fort James & Fort Bennet in Plymouth
After a nearly complete loop on our circular drive around Tobago, we came to Plymouth and two more small historic forts here – Fort James and Fort Bennet, both overlooking Cortland Bay. Fort James was built in 1760 by the British and withstood multiple rebel attacks, French conquest and occupation, and eventual Brits reclaiming of it. Fort Bennet, on the other hand is much older, built by the Dutch in 1620 to protect their sugar plantation from the British privateers. Eventually the British took control of it in the 18th century. Not much remains of either fort – just a series of old guns and some buildings, but the views out to see are super panoramic.