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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 138

Ship Card (visiting Island P-105) ~ During your stop-over in Trinidad on board ss Colombia, you visit the museum in Port of Spain and see the wonderful watercolor landscapes and island scenes of Michael-Jean Cazabon, a French-Creole Trinidadian who studied art in Paris. His view of an Immortelle tree on Belmont Hill which he painted … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 137

Island Card (visiting Islands C-12 & G-53) ~ On board the ss Caribbean Star you visit the island of Eleuthera (from the Greek word for Freedom), which was first settled in 1648 by a band of English Puritans and Independents escaping religious persecution in Bermuda and England. Go to see the Bluff and Current, two … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 136

Ship Card (visiting Island Q-111) ~ Isla Margarita, just off the Venezuelan coast, is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. When visiting the island during your “Three Americas Cruise” on board ss Colombia you have a decision to make; between El Yaque for it’s fabulous windsurfing and kitesurfing, or Playa El … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 135

Island Card (visiting Island B-8) ~ While ss Neptune docks in Nassau, New Providence, you find that the best way to relive your visit to the Bahamas is to purchase one of the stunning paintings created by local artists. The festival of Junkanoo is a strong theme in some paintings, as is religion, spirituality and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 134

Ship Card (visiting Island Y-150) ~ When ss Mayan Sun anchors off Grand Cayman you go back in time along the Mastic Trail, exploring the interior woodland of the island. Here you see Mastic and Mahogany trees, bitter plum and Royal palms, with Cayman and Cuban parrots, West Indian woodpeckers, Caribbean doves, Ruby-throated hummingbirds and … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 133

Island Card <Lose Island Parishes G-51 & G-52> ~ When sv Tradewinds sets sail towards the Bermudas the compass onboard malfunctions and strange lights appear off the starboard bow. These same strange phenomena were logged by Christopher Columbus centuries ago. Remember that you are now in the Bermuda Triangle … Lose Pembroke and Warwick Parishes … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 132

Ship Card              (visiting Island R-116) ~  The ss Azure Sea sails late from Aruba and you have dinner in a local kitchen. Specialities of the house are pumpkin soup, shark patties, cabrito stoba (goat stew), keshi yena and stewed lamb creole-style with pan roti. Home made flan to finish.  ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 131

Island Card (visiting Island Parish G-53) ~ mv Riviera anchors off the town of St.George in the Parish of the same name on the island of Bermuda. You take a walking tour of the town and venture past King’s Square to Duke of York Street, through Shinbone Alley, past Slippery Hill, down Queen Street, Printer’s … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 130

Ship Card (visiting Island L-77) ~ The Carib Indians called her “Madinina” ~ the Isle of Flowers; Christopher Columbus discovered “the best, richest, sweetest, most charming country in the world”. During your visit to Martinique on board mv Riviera you see for yourself the mountain roads splashed with anthurium, bougainvillea, hibiscus, fragipani and wild orchids. … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 129

Island Card (visiting Island K-73) ~ Your Christmas Cruise on board ss Magellen arrives at Nevis in the Leeward Islands on Boxing Day (December 26th). In keeping with the sports theme, a day of horse racing is recommended at the seaside race track famous for its furious finishes. ~ Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 128

Ship Card (visiting Island H-56) ~ ssc Island Dancer sails to Jost Van Dyke island ~ named after the Dutch Pirate ~ and you relax at one of the many fabulous beach bars of the British Virgin Islands. It’s December 25th, so eat, drink and be merry … dancing to the beat of Calypso, Reggae … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 127

Island Card (visiting Islands M-88 & M-89) ~ If your wish is to get away from it all, but still have a yacht at your disposal; if you want the most beautiful beaches to relax on; if you wish for great diving, snorkeling and other beach activities; if your desire is to stay in the … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 126

Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination P-109) ~ When you visit the rain forests of Surinam whilst on board ss Magellan you see a yaguarundi, also known as a haka tiger, in the undergrowth; you may reflect upon William Blake being inspired by a description of the eyes of these fierce cats, beginning his famous poem, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 125

Island Card (visiting Island N-104) ~ When mv Riviera docks in Dominica you visit the Carib Territory of 3,700 acres with it’s 3,000 inhabitants who are some of the last indigenous Caribbean people in the world. The Caribs cultivate the land, fish, and work with different woods ~ bamboo, calabash, larouma reed and fwije (forest … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 124

Ship Card (visiting Island Z-157) ~ After leaving Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas, Indigo Sails hoves to above the Sherwood Forest, a deep scuba dive among exotic old growth coral reefs filled with huge mushroom shaped corals who share these waters with other fabulous finds, such as the amazing bank of star corals who … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 123

Island Card (visiting Island F-48) ~ During ss Mayan Sun’s stopover in Kingston, Jamaica, you take your mountain bike up to Strawberry Hill in the Blue Mountains and ride the trails through the clouds and mists with a riot of greenery everywhere around you; all the while listening and singing along to Mr Marley’s songs … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 123

Island Card (visiting Island F-48) ~ During ss Mayan Sun’s stopover in Kingston, Jamaica, you take your mountain bike up to Strawberry Hill in the Blue Mountains and ride the trails through the clouds and mists with a riot of greenery everywhere around you; all the while listening and singing along to Mr Marley’s songs … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 122

Ship Card (visiting Islands U-130 & V-135) ~ While sailing along Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast en route for Utila Island you pass Miskito Cay and see a small herd of green turtles gliding through the water off the port side of ssc Island Dancer and you understand why the local Miskito Indians regard these mysterious creatures … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 121

Island Card (visiting Island N-103) ~ St.Vincent’s Botanical Gardens are home to some amazing examples of Nature: The Tree of Life, with it’s unbelievably hard wood; the sandpaper tree, with rough and coarse leaves; the “velcro” tree, to which material sticks; the waterproof lily; also the sealing wax palm, the Mahogany tree with it’s exploding … Continue reading

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An Unnatural State of Affairs

If it is true, as scientists and physicists tell us; that when you conduct an experiment, just the very fact of you observing the ongoing process of this experiment actively changes the properties of all the different parts of it, and thus also the continuing actions of all the various parts and processes involved in … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 119

Island Card (visiting Island C-23) ~ When Indigo Sails anchors off Treasure Cay you go ashore beachcombing and souvenir hunting, and soon make the find of a painting, dated from 1975, of this very beach and the Point, showing an expanse of deserted sand and sea with a handful of small wooden cottages almost hidden … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 118

Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination Z-159) ~ No longer are the Florida Everglades “a system like a set of scales on which the sun and the rains, the winds, the hurricanes and the dew-falls are balanced, so that the life of the vast grass and all its forms are kept secure”. Marjory Stoneman Douglas knew … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 117

Island Card (visiting Islands L-78, L-81 & L-82) ~ During your visit to Guadeloupe on board ss Colombia feel free to hire a small boat and go to the little Isle de Gosier or take the ferry to the Isle Terre-de-Haut: But be careful, the beaches of Gosier and Crauven Plage on Terre-de-Haut are for … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 116

Ship Card (visiting Islands A-2, F-48, F-49, P-105 & W-143) ~ Arriving in Miami Beach’s Art Deco district before sailing on board ss Neptune, you visit the Midem Latin America and Caribbean Music Festival where you see Soca singers from Trinidad; a Garifuna band from Livingston, Guatemala, playing Punta Rock; a band from Cuba playing … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 115

Island Card (visiting Island T-127) ~ When mv Riviera visits Bastimentos Island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama, your tour around the island finishes with you seeing a brightly-colour-splashed (yellow and black), spotted poison dart frog sitting on the head of a four foot long spectacled caiman (crocodile) floating in the shallow water. Who … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 114

Ship Card (visiting Island N-103) ~ When visiting St.Vincent on board ss Caribbean Star make sure to visit Mesopotamia Valley, the island’s breadbasket. This richly fertile valley is planted with root crops such as dasheen (one of the world’s earliest cultivated plants) and arrowroot (used in food, paper and pharmaceutical products), plus banana, coconut, nutmeg, … Continue reading

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WWCL Caribbean Cruise, Day 113

Island Card                                     (visiting Islands B-7 & B-8) ~  After the ss Caribbean Star docks in Nassau, New Providence, choose either the main island or take a taxi to Paradise Island and find some games to play. Choices, choices ~ … Continue reading