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... of their own boats, enjoy it even more than the passengers.
This morning's talk is on 'Plants of the Caribbean'. Anna divides her talk into two parts: The Botanical Garden and the Plants. As well as new information, that botanical gardens in the Caribbean were established to trial plants for commerce and that some of the first breadfruit headed from the Pacific to the Caribbean was sent on the Bounty (the trip after the mutiny), her lecture was a ...
... Euros. We should have brought more US dollars and were ill advised in this regard.
In the afternoon after the ship had sailed around to Bequia we took the tender to the beach. This was a lovely clean and deserted beach with excellent snorkelling around rocks. This time I took the GoPro out and took some short videos. There were lots of fish in big shoals and sea urchins and a couple of sea snakes
We met a couple from Cambridge - ...
... club and we uploaded our pictures and sorted out our blog. It rained on and off for most of the afternoon but didn't put too much on a damper on things. Rich and I did a bit of a walk up the side of the resort and got a view of the place. Could see the full extent of the resort and the area that is still under construction. We had a light lunch together before going back to fetch the ...
... which involved a massive parade with blaring speakers and exotic costumes. Again, a once in a lifetime experience and some great fun. Two other Newcastle students - Danielle and Cat - have come out this week so it's been nice spending some time with some new faces. Ok, enough rambling for now, the plan is to watch the cricket highlights before eating out tonight. Interesting fact: The island's volcano last erupted in 1979...hopefully it's not due for another eruption anytime ...
... by bus I mean a small people carrier) will turn up. Everybody crams inside like a tin of sardines and the driver puts his foot down, going as fast as he possibly can. It's exhilarating and unsettling at the same time. For about 40p a journey, you can't complain... Moving on, this weekend promises to be exciting, so i'll next blog after then. Gav's interesting fact of the day: Carambola, also known as five-finger fruit or starfruit, is the fruit ...