1969 BOMEX envelope

BOMEX (Barbados Oceanographic & Meteorological Experiment) -1969

The Barbados Oceanographic & Meteorological Experiment (BOMEX) was an experiment that took place in the western Atlantic and Barbados in May to July 1969. This recorded the Surface Air temperature, Wet Bulb Temperature, Humidity, Wind speed and direction, rainfall, Cloud cover, Visibility, Sea Surface Temperature and wave height and frequency. These recording were  made in Barbados and  by …

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Barbados Hiking Association: Annual Hill Challenge

The 2020 Barbados Hill Challenge which is organised by the Barbados Hiking Association takes place on Friday 1st May 2020. All correspondence should be directed to the organisers: Website: www.barbadoshikingassociation.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/hikebarbados Email: hikebarbados@gmail.com Below is the Barbados Hiking Association Hill Challenge promo video produced by Jenny Gonsalves. Click here to download promo video. [hr]The …

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Joe Fortes (1863 – 1922)

Joe Fortes (1863 – 1922)

Joseph (Joe) Seraphim Fortes was a prominent figure in the early history of Vancouver, Canada.  He was born in Bridgetown, Barbados on February 9, 1863.  After leaving his homeland in his mid-teens, he worked in Britain for several years. In 1884 he sailed around Cape Horn from Liverpool  on the Robert Kerr, arriving in Burrard Inlet  …

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Capt William T Shorey

Capt. William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919)

Known affectionately as the Black Ahab, William Thomas Shorey was born on January 25, 1859 on the island of Barbados in the British West Indies. He was the son of a Scottish sugar planter and a West Indian woman of mixed African and European ancestry. In 1875 he shipped to Boston, Massachusetts as a cabin …

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Antarctica Pack Ice

Antarctica

Antarctica is the world’s last remaining wilderness. The name conjures images of the famous explorers like Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and more recently Ranulph Fiennes, some of who lost their lives and that of their companions in the quest for exploring the vast unknown cold desert at the South Pole. Today, any one with a taste …

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Cartoon of Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle

Dr. Benjamin Bynoe (1803 – 1865)

Benjamin Bynoe was born in Christ Church Parish, Barbados in 1803. He came from a long established Barbadian family. Like so many Barbadians before and since, he sought fame and fortune off the island. In Bynoe’s case, he studied medicine and subsequently joined the Royal Navy. In October 1825, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon on …

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Dr. Colin Hudson

Dr. Colin Hudson – Agronomist, Environmentalist, Inventor and Hiker (1938 – 2004)

Dr. Colin Hudson was a British-born environmentalist and innovative scientist, who lived in Barbados. His acknowledgements were not only local but also international. After studying agronomy at Cambridge University, he came to Barbados in 1961 to work in sugar cane agronomy. In 1968, he assumed permanent residence in Barbados and completed a prize-winning doctorate at …

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The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge - Scotland 2013

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013. A 14 day hike across Scotland

The TGO Challenge is a demanding self supported event where participants hike from the West Coast to the East Coast of Scotland and are responsible for carrying their own tent, sleeping bag and food. The Great Outdoor Magazine and RAB, an outdoor clothing supplier sponsored the event in previous years. Every solo hiker or group (maximum …

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