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Monthly archives for January, 2011

Tales from Tortola … Dede’s to the rescue!

Tales from Tortola … Dede’s to the rescue!

Have you ever goofed yet everything turned out perfect in spite of your faux-pas? This happened to the gang when they were here over the holidays. Off they went with two vehicles (Kate’s 4WD Montero and a Jeep Wrangler rental) heading for Lava Rock. This is a small little-known beach in Trunk Bay where they […]

Author! Author! Jodi Delong

Author! Author!     Jodi Delong

Welcome to the first of many Author!Author! interviews. Freelance writer and perennially compulsive gardener Jodi DeLong insists that no matter where in Atlantic Canada we live, we can all grow great gardens. When not working in her own abundant gardens, she’s writing, talking or thinking about plants and gardening. Jodi is a contributing writer, photographer, […]

Tales from Tortola … the convertible and red flags

Tales from Tortola … the convertible and red flags

Another thing has changed; there is a flag system at most beaches. Red means DANGER! Do not swim. Of course, this is totally ignored by local surfers. The bigger the waves, the better. But for most folk, paying attention to the flag system makes sense as red flags mean huge waves that can knock you […]

Tales from Tortola … Smugglers Cove

Tales from Tortola … Smugglers  Cove

Ernest Hemmingway’s Old Man and the Sea, first filmed in 1958 staring Spencer Tracey, was filmed again in 1969 staring Anthony Quinn as Santonio. The second time around, most of the film was shot here in Tortola—in Smugglers Cove—right below where we are staying. I remember visiting here in the mid 90’s and meeting Nell […]

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