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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 52

Ship Card             (visiting Island W-140 & W-141) ~  When ssc Island Dancer arrives at Turneffe Island atoll (coral isles and reefs arranged in a circle surrounding a shallow lagoon) you enjoy exploring Belize’s spectacular barrier reef (second in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) amid crystal-clear turquoise waters, some … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 51

Ship Card ~  Today is a beach day while ss Magellan anchors off Tobago, so try and make a choice from one of the reminders of the pirate past of this island ~ maybe Pirates Bay, Man-O-War Bay, Bloody Bay ~ but no, you pick the beautiful Englishman’s Bay, which turns out to be a bad … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 50

Ship Card                (visiting Island K-72) ~  On your island tour of Anguilla while sailing onboard the ss Magellan you visit Fountain Cave where Arawak petroglyphs are carved into the stalagmites and stalactites. Later in the day, while visiting The Valley, you make a find of commemorative stamps with illustrations … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 49

Island Card          (visiting Island F-41) ~  After ssc Island Dancer docks on Vieques at sunset, you take one of the ship’s kayaks to Phosphorescent Bay where microscopic protozoa living in the water glow luminous green when they are moved. Your paddling sets off bright green arcs of spray in the twilight. … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 48

Ship Card          (visiting Islands L-80, R-117 & R-118) ~  On board ss Caribbean Star during your stop-over on St.Eustatius you hike the Quill ~ an extinct volcano ~ and visit the dense tropical rainforest with it’s breadfruit and mahogany trees. You also see over a dozen different types of orchids with their … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 47

~  When ss Magellan docks in Cozumel you visit the temple ruins of Ix Chel, the moon goddess. Ix Chel, the goddess of renewal, fertility and medicine, travels each day through the Maya underworld, struggling with it’s evil forces, to be reborn the next night as the moon in the heavens.  ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 46

Ship Card           (visiting Caribbean destination S-122) ~  The magic of Colombia is best realized in the writings of one of her favorite sons. Visiting Cartagena on board ss Magellan you walk the cobblestone streets, inhale the atmosphere, marvel at the architecture, meet the people, visit churches and museums, sip local … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 45

Island Card            (visiting Islands D-27 & D-28 on the scorecard) ~  The Exumas are famed for their sailing and snorkeling. They are a group of islands and cays some of which are so small that they disappear with the tides. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a conservation … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 44

Ship Card        (visiting Island N-100) ~  Luckily, ss Neptune does not sail until the early hours of the next morning on her Friday visit to St.Lucia (pronounced loosha). So go to the Friday night “Jump Up” in Gros Islet and make new friends with the locals, your fellow cruisers and visiting holiday makers … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 43

Island Card        (visiting Island Parish G-53) ~  In memory of the previous evening’s fabulous midnight buffet on board ss Magellan, your exercise today is a jog down the Bermuda Railway Trail from St.George Parish to Lover’s Lake Nature Reserve with its white Bermuda longtails (Tropicbirds), kiskadees (Flycatchers) or perhaps an Eastern Bluebird hiding … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 42

Ship Card       (visiting Island U-133) ~  When ss Azure Sea visits Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, go south to the Gondoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge and explore the tropical coastline; see the reef while on a glass bottom boat, learn about the medicinal plants of this area, perhaps catch sight of a Blue Morpho … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 41

Island Card      (visiting Islands H-56, H-57, H-58 & H-64 on the scorecard) ~  The British Virgin Islands have had an interesting life. Originally formed by volcanic activity many years ago, they then splintered into the collection of tiny islands and cays that exist today. Settled firstly by the Ciboney Indians, then the Arawak … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 40

Ship Card        (visiting Islands A-1 & Z-154) ~  After leaving Miami on board ss Neptune sailing for Key West, you stand on deck in the safety of your mega-sized cruise ship and are reminded of American painter Winslow Homer’s watercolor “The Gulf Stream” which portrays humanity’s powerlessness against the unpredictability and violence of nature. … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 39

Island Card       (visiting Island R-116) ~  The trade winds that blow all year round make art out of nature in the form of the wind-bent divi-divi trees that are scattered all over Aruba. They also helped form the natural coral rock bridge at Andicouri. The breezes also make Aruba the natural place … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 38

Ship Card        (visiting Island T-125) ~  Relaxing in the crystal waters off Isla Tigre you find a fallen coconut and reflect upon the number of ways to use the tree and its fruit: 1. Drink the coconut water. 2. Dry the husks to smoke fish. 3. Break off a piece of the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 37

Island Card     (visiting Island D-31 on the scorecard) ~  While cruising on board mv Riviera you moor off Small Hope Bay on the island of Andros. Make sure that you do not upset the “chickcharnies” ~ strange little gremlins with three toes and red eyes, which are said to hang upside down in the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 36

Ship Card      (visiting Islands V-134, V-135) ~  The Bay Islands have had a variety of inhabitants over the years. From a branch of the Mayan Indians who originally settled the islands, to the Spanish, the Garifuna (descendants of Carib Indians and African slaves) and also Cayman islanders. There were also pirate contingents from … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 35

Island Card         (visiting Islands S-123, T-128, U-131 & X-149) ~  During your cruise aboard sv Tradewinds from Isla de Baru to Cayos Holandes, Corn Island and Cayos Lobos you marvel at the different colors of Lake Bacalar in Mexico. This lake of seven colors reminds you that water is a universal … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 34

Ship Card     (visiting Island M-98) ~  A visit to the paradise that are the Tobago Cays (pronounced keys) is the quintessential Caribbean. These small uninhabited islands are protected from the sea by Horseshoe Reef. The islands have white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, all the better for exploring the underwater wonderland of neon … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 32

Ship Card       (visiting Island J-67) ~  During your shore excursion in St.Croix while onboard ss Colombia, you visit the Estate Whim Plantation Museum. This 18th. century Great House is made from coral and rock bonded together with a mortar of sea shells and sugar molasses. Here you can see the different ways … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 31

Ship Card     (visiting Island B-11) ~  When ss Magellan docks on Grand Bahama make sure that you visit one of this island’s Nature Centers, where an explosion of colorful bougainvillea, hibiscus, periwinkles and orchids live with multi-colored butterflies, blue lizards, curly tailed lizards and tree frogs, while hairy woodpeckers, Bahama yellow throats, indigo … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 30

Ship Card     (visiting Island N-102) ~  The multi-ethnic cuisine of Grenada is a reflection of all the changes that have taken place on this island over the centuries. When you and your fellow passengers on board ss Colombia get together in a local restaurant and feast on calloloo soup, lambi (meat of the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 29

Island Card     (visiting Island M-90) ~  The drift dive called Mayreau Gardens in the Grenadines is the highlight of your diving trip aboard mv Riviera. Massive schools of brown and blue chromis, snapper and jacks swim among the hard and soft corals, sponges and great sea fans. As the dive continues you will … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 26

Ship Card     (visiting Islands N-102, N-103, N-104, P-105, P-108) ~  One of the most exciting sailing trips ever made in the Caribbean was the 1997 voyage made by a handful of Kalinago (Carib Indians of Dominica), who, according to their art of canoe building, chopped down a huge gommier tree, hollowed it out … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 25

Island Card     (visiting Island U-132 on the scorecard) ~  On visiting Bluefields and the nearby Deer Island you learn that thousands of Americans wishing to join the 1849 California Gold Rush left the U.S. East Coast and sailed here; then they were shipped up the San Juan River to Lake Nicaragua, where they … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 24

Ship Card     (visiting Islands L-78, L-79, L-81) ~  When visiting the Saints, dock Indigo Sails in the superb harbour at Le Bourg on Terre-de-Haut. The islanders here catch most of the fish eaten on the nearby island of Guadeloupe. A short boat ride away, the isle of Terre-de-Bas is a hiker’s dream of … Continue reading

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Caribbean Meditation Olympic, Day 23

Island Card     (visiting Island C-16) ~  On board ss Neptune cruising through the Abacos, you see in the distance Hope Town’s 120 ft. high pink and white lighthouse on Elbow Cay. This lighthouse was built in the 1830s to discourage the islanders from luring shipping on to the reefs and then scavenging the … Continue reading