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... whilst practising our Caribbean accents...
The British took control of Guyana in 1796. After the abolition of slavery in 1834, Africans unsurprisingly refused to work on plantations for wages and many established their own villages in the bush. Plantations closed or consolidated because of the labour shortage, but the sugar industry was resurrected with the help of an imported work force from Portugal, India and China, drastically transforming the nation's ...
... the motor of the boat rev really loudly, then there was silence and the boat settled to a stop in the water. At first I thought maybe someone had fallen overboard. Elroy told us it sounded like the motor had hit something and came up out of the water. The captain had immediately shut off the motor to keep it from blowing the motor. Within a minute or two we were heading downriver again.
Luckily, as ...
Finally, we had enough, and we returned for the lodge for a huge, delicious lunch. We had been expecting the usual sandwich fare, but, instead, we had salads, chicken, and various creole foods. Nummy.
Then, we flew home, passing over many gold mining regions. Sometimes, it is impossible to see how the equipment was brought in to mine the gold, as the sites exist away from both roads and rivers, We understand that sometimes what’s needed ...
... So, while the motorcade is in process, there is no traffic going either direction. That leads to inevitable traffic snarls.
During the clearing of the road, prior to the motorcade, there were ambulances and police vehicles speeding back and forth. One can only assume their actions were aiding in the clearing effort.
Before the motorcade arrived at our viewing location, many vehicles parked along both sides of the road. Each one disgorged ...
... the open vats does not negatively impact the distillation process.
From the vats the wash goes to any of a number of available stills. The first one we were taken to is known as the EHP Wooden Coffey still. EHP stands for Edward Henry Porter. The still was apparently originally from his estate. Coffey is the type of still. That particular still has been in continuous use since 1880. It is constructed with local greenheart wood. It is the only one of ...