Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 31, 2017 – Barbados

I love this weekly challenge sponsored by Cee Neuner. Every time I travel I look for that one shot that exemplifies the spirit local. Follow this link to Cee’s challenge page.

This is the road that leads in and out of a large farm that raises Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.

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Here is a picture of a few of the sheep protection their lambs:

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St. Lucia Wrap-up – March 31, 2017

Before I showcase my final photos on this wonderful island cruise stop, I want to review my previous posts from this week on St. Lucia. So, you can follow any of these links after each featured image:

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 24, 2017

 

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Caribbean Cruise – 2nd Stop – St Lucia

 

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Sunday Trees – 280

 

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Monday Window – March 27, 2017 Windows of St. Lucia

 

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Wordless Wednesday – March 29, 2017

 

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Tuesdays of Texture | Week 13 of 2017

 

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Thursday Doors – March 30, 2017

 

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters I or J – St Lucia

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I want to finish out my travelogue with some pictures taken after our departure from port, when the ms Koningsdam traveled just outside of Soufriere Bay for some fabulous views of the bay and The Pitons. You can follow The Pitons link for more information about these volcanic plugs.

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Look for the silhouette of a bird.

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From the shadows, you can see we are very close to sunset.

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Goodbye for today, St. Lucia. We will return.

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Thursday Doors – March 30, 2017

Continuing with my theme for this week, I will showcase door photos from St. Lucia. Because we were on a nature excursion, I did not get to visit any cities on the island to photograph their interesting doors. I did, however, find a few doors along the way.

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The following door is the main entrance into the plantation house for the Morne Coubaril Estate.

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These final doors are from an abandoned dwelling on a very small island that we sailed by as we were departing St. Lucia.

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Go take a peek at our host, Norm Frampton’s, blog ‘Norm 2.0’ to see his doors from ‘A Stroll around Montreal’s Chinatown‘. Scroll down to the bottom to find the little blue frog from InLinkz to find a pathway to all of this week’s Thursday Doors posts.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Here is a picture taken in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico of school children participating in a spontaneous march for joy down one of the many cobbled streets. Their bodies were
densely packed together and the strung out for almost two blocks.

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When several of the students saw me taking photographs, the halted the march and posed for the camera. You have to admit that they are densely packed together for this shot.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forward

This week Frank Jansen is challenging us to post photos with the theme ‘Forward’. You can find Frank’s entry and those of the other participants by clicking through to his blog ‘Dutch goes the Photo!‘.

I have three entries for this challenge. The first is from St. Maarten:

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The second is from St. Lucia:

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And the third is from our local Veterans Day parade last year.

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Share Your World – March 27, 2017

Here are Cee’s SYW questions for this week:

Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?

Music or silence while working?

If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?

The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 


Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?

My name is Charles Earl after my maternal grandfather and my father (his name was Earl Maxwell but everyone called him Bundy).

Music or silence while working?

Music when cleaning the house.

Silence when working on my novel or blogging.

If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?

  1. My wedding ring. It symbolizes so much.
  2. My health (still going strong as I approach 70)
  3. My eyesight and vision  (with the assistance of my regular glasses and my sunglasses).  They allow me to see the world on my many travels.

The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?

  1. Smoke cigarettes – I was cured of this by my mother catching me smoking with my best friend and making me smoke a whole pack of unfiltered Camel cigarettes one after another. I was green and sick for a few days, but the cure was effective.
  2. Go into space. This was my dream as a boy. My eyes failed me in the fourth grade, which meant I would never fly jets (the first step into space). I studied Astrophysics instead so that I could study space. At my age, it is much too late to take up the challenge.
  3. Shoot a round of golf below par. My current handicap is +20 (down from +28 two years ago). I am steadily improving, but below par is beyond reach at this point. I am hoping to level off at a +15 handicap.
  4. Have a waist size of 32 inches (like when I graduated from high school).

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

After two years of life getting in the way of goals, I have gotten back to writing my second book in my science fiction trilogy (Nu Book 2 – The Esss Retreat). This applies to both last week and the week ahead.