Travel – Caribbean

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

Rocket launch from CSG - Mike duTo

Rocket payload fairings wash up in Barbados post launch from Guiana Space Centre (CSG), French Guiana

Barbados has always been the destination for things that drift across the Atlantic such as: Thor Heyerdahl’s Ra Expeditions , Dr. Alain Bombard, The loss of The Kent – a letter in a bottle story, The story of John Heller, Survivors arriving in Barbados in May 1942 from ships sunk by German U-Boats and British

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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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Snappy Snaps 1910 - 1939

A sailing trip aboard the schooner Mary M. Lewis from Bridgetown to Georgetown – Summer 1939.

This is the story of a sailing adventure by 3 boys: Joe Burton (aged 18), Jim Burton (aged 16) and “Ginger” Edwards (aged 16?) who sailed from Bridgetown to Georgetown and back on board the schooner Mary M. Lewis in the summer of 1939.  Joe Burton and Jim Burton were brothers. “Ginger”Edwards was the junior

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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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