Sunday, 14 January 2018

West Indies

1997: Anniversary of Caribbean Integration Movement and 18th CARICOM Heads of Govt Conference
This week I'm heading to the Caribbean and the West Indies with this handy map and some coastal scenery with the waves rolling in.  Lets see some more watery views
1938-1952: Definitives
one also feature bananas which must be heading for the ship on the horizon and Priestman's River, Portland, Jamaica, one of the many rivers which dot the coastline.
1977: Easter Water Parade (Designer - G Drummond)
Something more active on show at the Water Skiing Exhibition.
1973: Carriacou Regatta (Designer - G Drummond)
Speed is of the essence at the long running Carriacou Regatta, a three day event which takes place in the first week of August described as "wooden boat racing at its best" with all classes of locally built boats taking part.  The work boats of Carriacou evolved to become fast sloops for fishing and trade and although originally these were the ones taking part in the regatta today boats are often built specifically for the race.
c1975: Local Views Definitive (Designer - G Drummond)
but here are some of the working fishing boats. I wonder what they may catch today?
1938-1947: Defintives
Perhaps the rather misleadingly named Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) which is not related to dolphins and actually a surface dwelling ray-finned fish.
Time to head for the beach and chill out.

Sunday Stamps II prompt of the Letter W - here for West Indies, Water and Wood - wiz over to See It On A Postcard


FinnBadger said...

A great trip to the West Indies while there is quite a bit of snow on the ground and temps below freezing.

Heleen said...

Beautiful stamps, I enjoy to see the variety, all different designs.

Some of them make me long for summer, in this chilly rainy Dutch winter. :-)

Eva A. said...

You found a lot of words, didn't you?
Especially the stamp of water skiing is very beautiful.

VioletSky said...

Grenada has a very different kind of Easter Parade than what I'm used to!!

viridian said...

Cold ans snowy in the American Mid west so glad to see the Caribbean views!

Ana said...

that is a beautiful selection of stamps there and a really nice way to cover letter W! thumbs up!

Bob Scotney said...

These old designs are magnificent.

Paul Logan said...

Beautiful stamps. Thanks for the well written and interesting article.

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