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The Volcano and Montserrat

Montserrat was a quaint, Caribbean island visited by celebrities and wealthy tourists up until 1995. 1995 was a life-changing year for the people, culture, and landscape of Montserrat as this was the year the Soufriere Hills volcano suddenly erupted completely destroying the capital city of Plymouth (with ash, not lava flow) and subsequently bringing Montserrat’s economy to a complete standstill. Before: (photo credit) Another eruption in 1997 again sent residents running and eventually population was more than halved as residents relocated across the Caribbean. The exclusion zone, where no one is allowed to pass without police permission, covers half of Read More

Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Bequia (pop. 5000) is an island off the coast of St. Vincent, near posh Mustique,  and is the largest island in the the Grenadines. As soon as we made it to shore, Mom and I hopped into a water taxi for $4 each and puttered over to Princess Margaret Beach for some sunbathing and swimming. The water here is just lovely-clear, blue, and warm-ish. Any place that has 2 local beers for $5 is going to be a winner! The soft sand made for some good beach walking and led me to the arch in the rocks. Looking out into Read More