The Baths – Virgin Gorda

June 8, 2018

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After ten days of sailing we ended our staff training this morning with a visit to The Baths on the southwest tip of Virgin Gorda. It’s famed for its large granite boulders that form a series of caves. It’s a climber’s paradise. We moored early to beat the tourist scrum and splashed into the deep […]

Broken

June 7, 2018

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We’d just finished dinner and cleaning up. All of us were exhausted. It was late, past 10pm when the accident happened. I was in my room getting ready for bed when my roomie came hurtling in through the door with a bit too much gusto. The next thing I heard was a yelp. I swung […]

Sail Caribbean – The British Virgin Islands

June 5, 2018

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As my plane left Antigua and soared high above the turquoise waters I was reminded of my time living in Fiji last year and how beautiful the colours of the ocean can be. But among this sea of beauty there are stories on the ground of adversity. Last September Hurricane Irma unleashed her wrath over […]

Fire and Brimstone

May 29, 2018

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“Have you read the book of revelations?” the cabbie barked as he starred at me intensely. “I’m not religious,”I said returning the look and motioning to the road head. “It’s not a religious book, it’s from heaven,” he replied swinging his head back to the windscreen. I stifled a smirk and decided not to get […]

The Crocodile Man

May 27, 2018

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It’s not often I meet someone who leaves an impression on me. But this particular adventurer has regaled me with stories that have left me wide-eyed and in disbelief. We’ll call him The Crocodile Man (TCM). I’ve often said if I was male, I would have accomplished more and taken more risks. Being female comes […]

The Chancer

May 26, 2018

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“Seamus?!” I yelled as I approached the figure sat crouched on the corner of the street. The man looked up, his blue eyes and weathered face a little obscured by his baseball cap. He squinted at me from across the road. As I got nearer, I realised I had made a mistake. The man I […]

Antigua

May 26, 2018

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My first day was packed full of activity. The dive school is a charming small business with nice staff and an affable manager who has a back-from-the dead story himself. A seasoned and experience diver, seven years ago he had the mother of all diving accidents that has left him partially crippled physically but has […]