Caribbean Travel

Caribbean travels, expeditions, hiking and trekking exploits within the West Indies.

Havana Cuba

Cuba

Cuba is a country that is misrepresented and misunderstood by the rest of the world. I have a very different view from that portrayed in the press and internet. Cubans are very proud of their heritage and history. Their education and health care systems are much better than most countries. There are many Colectivos (shared …

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Liat St Vincnet HS748

Nine Mornings – A St. Vincent and The Grenadines Christmas Tradition

Christmas time in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was special in the 1970’s. Work was at a slow pace and in early December I began to hear about Nine Mornings. This tradition started almost a hundred years ago when the local Catholic Church held early morning services on the nine days before Christmas. On the …

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Mustique Airport

A day trip to Mustique – St. Vincent & The Grenadines

I worked for 2 years in St. Vincent with Cable & Wireless. These were some of the good times of my life. Work hard and play hard. C.O. Williams operated a quarry in Mespo Valley and did general road works. It was managed by a Bajan, Keith Weeks. Keith was not the type of manager that …

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MV The Seimstrand, St. Vincent

The Seimstrand, St. Vincent & The Grenadines

MV The Seimstrand was a ferry that sailed between St. Vincent and Grenada during the late 1970’s. It was a lifeline of the Grenadines as it allowed a reliable and efficient transport of goods and people. In addition she did party cruises along the West Coast of St. Vincent or to Bequia and Mustique on …

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Hurricane Ivan 2004 - Grenada

Hurricane Ivan 2004 – Emergency radio service in Grenada

Grenada is a volcanic island of 90,000 people that is a major producer of nutmeg, cloves and other spices.  Its known as the “Spice Island”. On Tuesday 7th September 2004 Grenada was was struck by Hurricane Ivan (a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale). For nearly 12 hours the island was subjected to storm …

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Boiling Lake - Dominica

Boiling Lake hike – Dominica

Waitukubli (pronounced Y 2K BULI) is the name that the Carib people called a rugged volcanic island long before 1493 when Christopher Columbus visited on his second voyage. Today we call this mountainous island Dominica. I have visited Dominica three times. The flight from Barbados is a short one, and the landing at Melville Hall …

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