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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 22

Ship Card     (visiting Islands C-13 & C-15 on the scorecard) ~  While visiting Harbour Island on board the ss Caribbean Star you can still see the influence of the original English settlers ~ Victorian horse and carriage can still be seen on the streets and the tea room still serves the infusion made … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 21

Island Card    (F-46) ~  Although the “discovery” of Haitian art is dated around 1940, the roots of Haitian primitive paintings go back to the mid-1800s where we can see a painting of the San Souci Palace which exhibits intuitive organization of space, visionary quality and stunning colors, predating by a hundred years the 20th. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 20

Ship Card    (visiting Caribbean destination U-133) ~  When you visit Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica on board ss Caribbean Star, you meet fellow travellers who left La Selva Biological Station and took a boat tour down the Puerto Viejo River into the Sarapiqui River then on to the San Juan … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 19

Island Card    (visiting Caribbean destination P-108) ~  The sights of the rainforest of Guyana were first written about by Sir Walter Raleigh, the English explorer, in 1596. Today, jaguars, hoatzin (the national bird) and naked-throated bellbirds still inhabit the rainforest along with greenheart trees, heliconia, orchids, epiphytes and the Victoria Regia lily, which has … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 18

Ship Card   (visiting Island  L-81) ~  Your timing is excellent as the ss Neptune docks at Guadeloupe during the three-day street party that is Carnival. Starting on Lundi Gras, followed by Mardi Gras and then Mercredi des Cendres (Ash Wednesday) when the islanders burn the spirit of Vaval, there are parades, colorful costumes, partying … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 17

Island Card    (visiting Island R-120) ~  During your cruise aboard the ss Colombia, your dive sites in the Bonaire Marine Park are highlighted by yellow tail snappers, peacock flounders, angelfish, seahorses and a parrotfish munching on the coral reef. The Park is full of different varieties of coral ~ from redlip blenny and yellow … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 16

Ship Card  (visiting Islands N-104, L-78) ~  On board ss Magellan sailing past Dominica to Terre-de-Haut in the Caribbean Sea, you see a variety of whales and dolphin in the waters off the port side of the ship. You see and hear a very vocal 45 foot long sperm whale breach the water; then watch … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 15

Island Card (visiting Island H-60) ~  While sailing past Norman Island, you recall reading that this was the original site of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book “Treasure Island”, with its famed verse beginning “15 men on the dead man’s chest … “. RL Stevenson also summed up traveling ~ “for my part, I travel not to … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 14

Ship Card   (visiting Island F-48) ~  Some of the finest art in the Caribbean has come from Jamaica: “Bird Man” ~ a fabulous, over five hundred-year-old, Taino Indian woodcarving of a part bird, part human creature: Sketches of the Jamaican Jonkonnu masquerade from the 1830s, parodying European culture: Political sculptures such as “Negro Aroused” … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 13

Island Card    (visiting Island Z-154) ~  ss Azure Sea docks in Key West and your shore excursion is a visit to the Key West Museum of Art and History. Here you find the paintings of Mario Sanchez, a self-taught artist who used egg yolk, coffee grounds and limestone dust to create local scenes on … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 12

Ship Card   (visiting Islands A-1, A-5, X-144, X-145) ~  When you return to Miami on board ss Azure Sea after your cruise to the islands of Cancun and Cozumel, you take a boat tour of Biscayne National Park; which includes Boca Chita Key, a view of various underwater wrecks and marine life, and also … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 11

Island Card   (visiting Islands P-106, P-107 on the scorecard) ~  Your stopover today on board sv Tradewinds is Tobago, where you hike through the rain-forests with their trees and plants of such varied and vivid shades of green. Also, see the Reserve on Little Tobago with its multitude of different species of birds; where you … Continue reading

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Reflections after 10 days of Caribbean

Cruising. Well, it looks like many different islands have been visited during the last 10 days aboard the different cruise ships and sailing boats of WorldWide Cruise Line’s Caribbean Cruise Board Game. Also, the islands visited and the activities that have been highlighted in the different Island and Ship Cards seem to have been a … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 10

Ship Card    (visiting Island P-110) ~  Standing on the deck of mv Riviera as she sails from Devil’s Island off French Guiana, you watch an Ariane rocket blasting off into space from Kourou with a communications satellite on board. You recall the hospital, the church and the cemetery of the penal colony here, from … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 9

Island Card        (visiting Island L-80) ~  The Carib Indians, the French, English and Swedish have all fought over St.Barthelemy, (St.Barts). Now, this is a French outpost with an ultra-chic South of France atmosphere. Stories have it that Monbars the Exterminator, a dreaded French buccaneer who preferred to count bodies than to count … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 8

Ship Card    (visiting Island  D-24) ~ One of the most anticipated annual celebrations in the Bahamas is the week-long Out Island Regatta on Great Exuma. When you dock the ketch “Indigo Sails” at Georgetown in April this normally sleepy town is transformed. Traditional Bahamian sailing ships race against each other during the day and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 7

Island Card    (visiting Island L-77) ~ During your visit aboard sv Tradewinds, go south to the beautiful beaches of Martinique. While you are at the beach make sure to see the brightly painted “Gommiers”, (fishing boats crafted from a single tree trunk), which will catch the bounties of the sea that adorn your dinner … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 6

Ship Card     (visiting Islands A-1, B-9, B-10) ~  Sweet Bimini … only fifty miles from the Port of Miami … is a world apart. A famous Reverend and Preacher visited the island to find some inspiration for his acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize and his words to his guide after a … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 5

Island Card    (visiting Island Q-111) ~ When visiting the Free Port of Porlamar, Margarita Island, on board ss Neptune, you treat yourself to a duty-free shopping spree including a string of pearls (the name Margarita comes from the Greek word for pearl). You also take home samples of the local craft work, such as … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 4

Ship Card   (Islands F-40, F-41, F-42 on the scorecard) ~ When ss Caribbean Star docks in Vieques (pronounced bye-kess), a day at the beach is recommended. After stopping at the Punta Mula lighthouse for the spectacular view of Puerto Rico and Culebra, choose between Hidden Beach or any of a choice of colours ~ … Continue reading

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Play This Game With Your Children

If You Do One Thing … Play This Game With Your Children, and friends … At the very least, if you play this game with your family today then you will all have something in common for your minds and spirits to touch base with through the day; it will also be something to possibly … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 3

A minor “accident technique” with the computer last night … or I could blame different time zone issues. Or, I could just own up to the fact that occasionally the daily posts are not going to be quite so “daily” as the word might imply. With the WWCL Game App on iTunes everything is shipshape and Bristol … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 2

Ship Card  (Island F-46 on the scorecard) ~  Visiting Haiti on board ss Magellan you find that “creole” describes more than just a spicy cuisine. Creole originally meant “locally born” but now describes a Caribbean identity in which the different races and nationalities of the Caribbean mix together in a melting pot ~ like the … Continue reading