On the Road With Gerard Mc Keon
Photos: Blacktiemagazine/GMK, Kareem Gore
Had the opportunity to take a quick busmans holiday
and with the able
assistance of Kareem Gore from the Ministry of
Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications,
Science & Technology enjoyed an afternoon between
meetings exploring the beauty of the Island.
Anupam Govil, a fellow guest on the trip only got 5
minutes at the beach, before he had to leave to
catch a plane, and as you can see by his smiley
face, he was in no rush to leave.
given the lush tropical plants and the warm trade
breezes, I kept thinking the" Ring of Kerry".
It took awhile but eventually the penny dropped and
eureka like I understood
what my mind was trying to tell me.
remarkably unique to experience such a wide range of
climates, foliage and magnificent scenery in such a
beaches are majestic, straight from central casting
The jagged remains of ancient volcano's seem placed
for maximum scenic effect, and the odd goat ambling
along the roadside, creates a sense of local color.
Shirley Heights is one of the most beautiful places
in the world. As fine a place to reveal in the
beauty of creation as I have ever experienced. Some
think god is a great architect, I think he's a
marvelous landscaper. I could have just sat and
contemplated existence and lost myself in the beauty
of it all, all day.
We drove back through the Rain Forest, only a stone
a much drier beach area. again strange how the
topography can change so rapidly. I pondered whether
or not to venture on the canopy ride, and traverse
from tree to tree at a hundred plus feet. I'm not
great with heights but I'm game for adventure. Any
way it was late and it was closed, so another
moment of doubt and choice, removed.
I did get to go to town later and visit some of the
The Antigua Carnival.
that's a tale for another day.
the modern vernacular
A separate link:
Count Down to Antigua's Carnival 2011