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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 273

Island Card * (visiting Caribbean destination U-133) ~ Of all the wonderful protected environments in Costa Rica perhaps the most inspiring is the “Children’s Rain Forest”, which has grown from 15 acres to over 46,000 acres of trees, vegetation and wildlife through the donations and sacrifices of children from over 40 countries who wish for … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 271

Island Card      (visiting Island K-70) ~  On board ss Azure Sea play hooky and jump ship while visiting Antigua. It’s Sailing Week – seven days of ocean racing and shoreside parties ending on Dockyard Day with its tugs-of-war between crews, greased pole races and spinnaker flying. The climax of the week is Lord … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 270

Ship Card (visiting Island B-11) ~ If you want to be scared while on Grand Bahama, dive with a steel-mesh clad master diver, watch him feed a variety of free-roaming sharks and maybe reach out and touch the sandpaper roughness of a shark’s skin as your dive master brings a shark over for you to … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 268

Ship Card               (visiting Caribbean destination (W-143) ~  When ss Azure Sea anchors off Puerto Barrios you go ashore and discover the wonderful language of design and color that is Guatemalan weaving. Most women still weave on the same backstrap loom used by the early Maya, using cotton and … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 265

Island Card               (visiting Island M-86) ~  When visiting Carriacou on board mv Riviera your timing is impeccable. You arrive during the annual Regatta when the sound of conga drums fills the air and the people of Carriacou celebrate the harvest of land and sea with sensational dances handed … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 263

Island Card           (visiting Island Parish G-52) ~  While visiting Bermuda’s Warwick Parish on board ss Magellan your shore excursion is an early morning horseback ride along the Railway Trail. You choose not to climb the 185 steps to the lens house of Gibbs Hill lighthouse, but go through South Shore … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 262

Ship Card (visiting Island Parish G-53) ~ As Indigo Sails heads for St.George’s Parish Harbour in Bermuda you are passed by two yachts racing in the Newport – Bermuda Sailing Race. This brings to mind the words of the old grey poet of Norfolk, who wrote: “Fannies wet all day and night, Brilliant sailing like … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 261

Island Card (visiting Island K-73) ~ On board ss Mayan Sun your stopover today is Nevis, one of the Leeward Islands; during your Shore Excursion you visit the Nevis Philatelic Bureau and collect a fabulous set of Commemorative Issue stamps highlighting the island’s multi-colored and varied flora and fauna, ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 260

Ship Card (visiting Island D-29) ~ Cat Island is another Out Island where old-time Bahamian life continues, another Out Island where Bahamians pursue their everyday lives in small, sparsely settled communities. The traditions of living off the land and from the sea continue. Here you will see signs of Obeah, the West Indian Magic; also … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 259

Island Card (visiting Caribbean destination P-109) ~ While visiting Surinam on board ss Colombia you find that the African Diaspora to this country was subjected to the worse treatment of slaves ever recorded. John Stedman’s accounts of life in Surinam during the 18th. century influenced William Blake in his poem “The Tiger”; also in Voltaire’s … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 258

Ship Card (visiting Island K-71) ~ On board sv Tradewinds stop at beautiful Barbuda and visit Codrington Lagoon, where frigate birds with their eight foot wingspan nest in the miles of mangrove bushes. The Bird Sanctuary is home to over 150 species, including pelicans, snipes, ibis, herons, kingfishers, warblers, tropical mockingbirds, oyster-catchers, cormorants and egrets. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 257

Island Card <lose Island Q-111> ~ When visiting Venezuela’s Margarita Island on board ss Colombia you visit the Castillo de San Carlos Borromeo, a castle which Simon Bolivar, the great liberator, made his headquarters. Bolivar’s wars for South and Central American Independence are legendary, but his dream of a self-governing republic of nations has not … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 256

Ship Card (visiting Island F-40) ~ On board ss Neptune you visit Puerto Rico and run away to one of the Paradors (country inns, usually in out of the way places). Try the old coffee plantation house near Jayuya in the shadow of Cerro de Punta, the highest peak on the island. Hike in the … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 255

Island Card                    (visiting Island  H-55) ~  Hope that the Captain of ss Colombia does not add his (and your) ship to the reef off the island of Anegada, BVI. There are already over 300 wrecks in these waters, many easily seen whilst diving. While visiting this … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Ink, Day 253

Island Card (visiting Islands B-7 & B-9) ~ While visiting North Bimini en route to Paradise Island on board your local sea-plane service, visit Papa’s favorite watering hole in Alice Town, where you gaze out over the turquoise waters of this tranquil island in the stream and contemplate writing your best-selling novel amid the splendid … Continue reading

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WWCL Meditation Olympic, Day 252

Ship Card (visiting island Y-153) ~ When mv Riviera anchors off Cayman Brac your morning dive is the Hobbit Drop-Off with its other-worldly inhabitants. For the rest of the day, relax among some of the friendliest islanders in the Caribbean and relish the peacefulness and serenity that is Brac living. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 251

Island Card (visiting Islands A-1, E-34, E-35, E-38 & E-39) ~ When ss Azure Sea sails towards her home port of Miami at the end of your cruise to the Western Caribbean, you use the swivel telescope on the top deck to see Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Little Water Cay and Dellis Cay on the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Meditation, Day 248

Ship Card         (visiting Caribbean destination P-108) ~  The ethnic diversity that embodies Guyana shows itself in the many festivals. When mv Riviera visits Georgetown, the festival of Mashramani is celebrating the birth of the Republic and the bringing together of all people; with everyone “Jumping Up” (partying) for a month-long celebration. … Continue reading