Herdmanston Lodge -- Guyana Hotels
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... was how people used to tie razor blades at the end of their kite tales. When their kites got too close to another, the tail would cut the string of the other kite. When I first heard that I thought it was just a tall tale. However, one of my colleagues confirmed that that used to happen. In fact, it still happens sometimes today.
After ceding our kite to the "beer" guys, we drove home.
Later in the day, our friend ...
... directly to the pier. There is a police station right at the pier. Elroy asked if we could park there. Normally the answer would have been yes; however, that morning they declined because the Police Commissioner was coming through on a tour. So, we unloaded our bags from the 4Runner. Elroy and I got back into the 4Runner to go find a place to park. The others stayed behind with our bags.
About two blocks away we found a ...
... plant from the sugar cane fields. The canal was full of small barges called punts. Each punt was full of freshly cut sugar cane. The punts are about eight feet wide, 20 feet long, and three to four feet deep. They are flat bottomed, made of plate steel.
The punts are literally front to back in the canal as they head to the dump station. Those that went by us at this point were loaded with cane pieces between 12 and 18 inches in length. Those ...
... a cell phone. Several others were standing around. Amazingly I did not see anyone that appeared to be injured. I did not see any police on the scene.
It is not surprising a mini-bus was involved in the wreck. The mini-bus drivers operate as though they are actually slalom skiers on a very tight course. They whip in and out of lanes and around cars just like the slalom gates. That is no doubt why the mini-buses are off limits to us.
... guesthouse it was only a short walk to town, along 'Main Street'. Most of the towns attractions, mainly buildings, were centred between the cathedral & the markets. St George's Cathedral, their main attraction, is claimed to be the tallest wooden building in the world. The building is made of a native hardwood, green-heart, but was in fact designed by an English man. Whilst it was impressively tall for a wooden structure the inside wasn't as ornate as ...