Ra II off Barbados

Thor Heyerdahl’s Ra Expeditions to Barbados: RA-I 1969, RA-II 1970

Thor Heyerdahl was born in Norway in 1914. After studying at the Oslo University he went to the Marquesas Islands in the Pacific. He and his wife studied the possibility that the Pacific Islanders could have migrated from South America many centuries before. World War II interrupted his work. He served with the free Norwegian …

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Run Barbados Marathon 2015

Run Barbados Marathon – Fri 4 Dec to Sun 6 Dec 2015
Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon

Press Release – BTMI engages local sports management team, Island Races, to coordinate a repositioned Run Barbados Marathon Weekend –   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados. 10 JULY 2015 – Run Barbados 2015, kicks off on the weekend of Dec. 4 – 6, is set to be bigger and better in 2015 with… When this press release was …

Run Barbados Marathon – Fri 4 Dec to Sun 6 Dec 2015
Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon
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Bajan Eating Places - Chicken Rita

Chicken Rita’s. Where Bajan’s go for seasoned fried chicken!

Chicken Rita serves fried chicken (sometimes fish) and chips.  If you want to eat anything else this, this is not the place for you. This is where Bajans go to eat fried chicken, buy a drink at reasonable price and meet friends. Visitors to the island are welcome. So are children. It is not fast food. Weekends are busy but the …

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The Boer Prison Camp newspaper cutting - 28 June 1983

Boer Camp Pasture – St. Philip

The name Boer comes from the Dutch and Afrikaans word for farmer. In the 1880’s and the early 1900’s (before the start of WW1), England was involved in a bitter, bloody and fruitless war against the Boer settlers in South Africa. The Boers were fighting to maintain their dominance over their settlements. During this conflict …

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TGO 2015: Lochailort to Stonehaven

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 – Scotland

In May 2015 I made my third successful TGO crossing, starting at Lochailort and finishing at Stonehaven 13 days  later.  My route, as with previous years, was  low level with no major obstacles, or so I thought at the start! The bar  at Lochailort Inn on the evening before the start was full of old and new …

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Conrad Burton KHS vs Belmont School

Baby Burts trialling for the Windies cricket team!

Baby Burts (Connie as he is known at school) is 10. Baby Burts is half Bajan and dreams of playing cricket for the Windies and emulating Garfield Sobers‘ who hit six sixes in an over in a county cricket match on 31st August 1968 in Cardiff.  He is also half Scottish and dreams of playing …

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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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