This Dutch Caribbean island is off the beaten track, and distinctly different from the typical beach-lined landscapes of the region. The first view from land or sea shows a massive vertical green mountain rising 3,000 feet above sea level with a halo of misty white clouds.
If you’re a fan of Old school R&B, put this 1st annual music festival in MoBay on your travel list.
The “Soul in the Sun” festival features 2 days of entertainment from the R&B soul legends of the 80’s and 90’s. Topping off the weekend entertainment, a wild beach party is scheduled for Sunday.
Festival Lineup Friday October 10: Keith Sweat Johnny Gill Dru Hill SILK Festival Lineup Friday October 11: Jeffrey Osborne Regina Belle Peabo Bryson Freddie Jackson Howard Hewett Beach Party - Sun October 12 Visit festival site for more info - http://www.soulinthesunlive.com/ Happy Travels, Linda
Last month the Bahamas Postal Services announced the release of a new series of commemorative stamps which pay tribute to the
75th Anniversary of the World’s first undersea Post Office
The Bahamas was the first country to have an underwater post office in 1939. A couple of years later it was closed due to World War II (1942).
The islands of the Bahamas are well known for crystal clear waters which allows the sunlight to penetrate deep down, and the first under water motion picture was shot back in 1914 in the Bahamas. The seafloor post office was actually a submarine sphere used for filming underwater scenes, and allowed tourists a breathtaking view of marine sea life, along with the opportunity to send a souvenir postcard post marked “Sea Floor/Bahamas.”
The commemorative stamps were designed by Derek Miller and printed by Lowe-Martin. The stamp series feature a 15 cent stamp, a 50 cent stamp, a 65 cent stamp and a 70 cent stamp.
The undersea post office was created by American photographer John Ernest Williamson who was a pioneer in undersea photography. His father invented a tube that could stretch to depths of 200 feet below the surface.
Photo Credit: http://movie_pal.tripod.com/leagues.jpg Williamson was also involved in the production of a number of motion pictures including one based on Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.
'Saint Lucia Rocks' will become the latest call to action as the Saint Lucia Tourist Board launches a highly interactive fun-filled social media campaign involving the island’s iconic twin peaks: The Pitons.