Tag Archives: West Indies

Caribbean Cruise Jan-Feb 2015

January 25, 2015

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Yes, we’re off on our travels again, mainly in the hope of missing the worst of the UK winter, but I know that’s not guaranteed, given we’ve had snow as late as April these past couple of years. This time it’s the Caribbean, and though we’ve been there a few times before, it never loses […]

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Bridgetown, Barbados – and farewell to the West Indies!

February 7, 2013

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We arrived in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday 2nd February. This is our last port of call in the West Indies before starting our homeward leg across the vast Atlantic. After Barbados we can look forward to (!) five days at sea before arriving at …

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Kingstown, St Vincent, the Grenadines

February 5, 2013

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We arrived at Kingstown, St Vincent early in the morning of Thursday, 31st January after an overnight cruise from St George’s, Granada. The island is the largest of the Grenadines, technically part of the Winward Islands, which are themselves part…

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Granada, “Spice of the Caribbean”, and spicy gossip!

February 4, 2013

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Continuing my travelogue of our epic cruise from Tilbury, to the Amazon, the West Indies and the Azores (and ultimately back to Tilbury). I should be writing about our experience in Granada, where we arrived on the morning of Wednesday 30th Januar…

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Creating a travel guide from Wikipedia

January 5, 2013

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A much-overlooked but useful feature of Wikipedia is the “Create A BooK” tool. This enables you to source useful reference information from Wikipedia’s pages into your own personalised book, that you can either download for a free as a PDF or in o…

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The Amazon, West Indies and the Azores

January 3, 2013

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This is the first in a series of posts I hope to publish (Internet access permitting) about my forthcoming adventure to the Amazon, West Indies and the Azores. Though I travelled fairly extensively during my time in the Royal Navy (more years ago …

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