Nomad Old Farts' Guestbook



2nd March 2018

Mallacoota
Very good you can take the guys away any time you like ...Bass Strait is certainly doable. Seriously for a moment ....I enjoy reading your blogs so here’s a toast to your next trip from my armchair in Broulee.
23rd January 2018

Best trip
http://www.windrosetours.com/
23rd January 2018

Turkmenistan
Is this just a plug for another travel company? I don't see the relevance of it in response to a blog on Turkmenistan.
6th January 2018
Royal Clipper at anchor off Soufriere

Beautiful Ship
Great shot
6th January 2018

We got married in Barbados in 1994
You've brought back some wonderful memories. Love the Bathsheba coast. Loved your story of airport check in..... Caribbean style.
6th January 2018

Barbados
Per my initial blog, the exit from Bridgetown was actually easier than the entry, but after 42 hours duration travelling time, I think 10 minutes would have felt too long processing us on arrival. But that is the price you pay these days to travel, and I suspect I could almost write a full book on Immigration and Customs experiences around the world as I worked out I’ve crossed over 1,000 country borders between my business and personal travels, and I’ve experienced some classics. I wish you could do something about your weather over here - I’m sick of staying indoors!
5th January 2018
At anchor at sunset

Amazing Sunset
Thanks. This was taken with a basic camera on automatic setting. Imagine what could have been achieved with a sophisticated camera with filters n stuff!
5th January 2018

On the road again
I'd love to take a trip on a clipper cruise. Traveling the Caribbean is a joy. Love the sunsets.
5th January 2018

On the road again
I agree the clipper is a great experience and would certainly recommend it. The only downside for me, as mentioned in my summary blog, is that you spend most of the time mixing with Brits, Americans (with the greatest Respect!) and Germans rather than locals, and you’re eating western food (albeit of high quality) rather than sitting in a shack somewhere eating a Creole gumbo or the likes. I guess you can’t have it all!
3rd January 2018
... and the water

Locals play
Can you imagine growing up with all this beauty to play in? ...and the weather.
3rd January 2018
... and the water

Locals Play
I couldn’t agree more. A change of weather for us now - it has hardly made it to freezing point in the 10 days we’ve been here in Virginia. They are rubbing it in back home where they are currently ‘suffering’ in 90-100 degree weather!
3rd January 2018
Typical scene off almost every Caribbean beach

Caribbean
The joys of the sea. Love this shot
3rd January 2018
"Some souvenirs for you, sir?"

Serenity of the Islands
Love the colors and the markets
2nd January 2018

Thanks for all the detailed information...
I've been intrigued with sailing ships for several decades when there was a company called Windjammer. Did you get more seasick than on a cruise ship? I think I would follow your advice and only spend one week. My alternative idea has been to fly to Guadeloupe and take the ferry to Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia, thereby being able to stay on each island several days, which would seem to address your issue with not getting to know the people. Any thoughts? I look forward to reading about your adventures in the Caucuses! I'm reading "The Silks Roads" by Peter Francopan which is the world history from the perspective of Near and Central Asia. You might want to read it before you go.
2nd January 2018

Caribbean
The only swell we got of any significance was in and out of Barbados, and people suggested that once you get out of the Atlantic and into the Caribbean, that is not unusual. But we have no history of seasickness at all, so sadly we are not the right people to ask. Our preference for the clippers, apart from the obvious, was the smaller number of passengers that actually allowed you to see people around and gave a better opportunity to develop friendships. I personally have a slight preference in my travels for people over scenery, and thus my comments, but as I said we are all different. Re Caucasus, I did a lot of Silk Road research when I visited the Stans, but thanks the feedback. Happy to maintain the dialogue.
1st January 2018
At full sails near Gros Piton in St Lucia

At full sail
Great pic. I've posted it in the Cruising thread in Photography Forum.
1st January 2018
At full sails near Gros Piton in St Lucia

At full sail
Thanks Dave. Pity you couldn’t have been with us to enjoy a quiet ale and check it out in person.
29th December 2017
St Louis Cathedral

Martinique
You always do a great job taking photos of churches.
29th December 2017
St Louis Cathedral

Churches
Thanks guys. I guess in a region where not many buildings or landmarks stand out, you’ve got to make the most of the churches. Given the wide variety of faiths in the Caribbean, you at least get plenty of choice!
26th December 2017

I look forward to following you...
as the Caribbean Islands have been on my bucket list for some time. I will read each of your blogs with great interest as research for my trip.
26th December 2017

Caribbean Cruise
Thanks Bob, I'll try not to disappoint. Trust you had a great Xmas and have a prosperous new year.
10th August 2017

hi
thanks for sharing the blog!it was useful

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