Archive for the Montserrat Category

Damaged Goods

AirportGuy reappeared a few weeks ago. Long-time readers will know that I met him at the airport in Montserrat (December 2006) and started a whirlwind romance that I knew instinctively was doomed almost from the beginning. I say this now in hindsight, but there were clear signs at the beginning that all was not well in Paradise. But hey, I got caught up in the moment and didn’t do my normal due diligence. Anyway, I endured for about ten months and then finally built up the courage to say enough was enough. I would have done it sooner, but as […]

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St Patrick’s Day… Caribbean-style

I get 21 days for vacation. I know that’s quite generous, but it’s really not enough. Not when you have a new boyfriend in another part of the world. Arrh!! That said, I am so tempted to go back to Montserrat for the week long celebration surrounding St. Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Day… Caribbean-style Thursday, January 25, 2007 BRADES, Montserrat: The mention of St Patrick’s Day conjures up images of shamrocks, leprechauns and everything green. With a backdrop of secluded dark sand beaches, world-class diving, and a volcano starved for attention, the St Patrick’s Day celebration on the island of […]

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Volcanic Activity in Montserrat

While in Montserrat, I had dreams about living there again. However, with continued volcanic erruption, I’m not sure that dream will ever be realized. Jan. 4, 2007, 3:28AM Volcano forces evacuations in Montserrat By BENNETTE ROACH Associated Press Writer © 2007 The Associated Press OLVESTON, Montserrat — Hundreds of people living at the base of Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills volcano evacuated as a lava dome grew to dangerous levels in the British Caribbean island. Scientists say that the dome could crumble and send blistering gas and volcanic debris down the slopes of the volcano, potentially destroying homes in the low-lying Belham […]

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Pictures from Montserrat

I should have stayed in Monserrat for a few more days. Mainly because since I’ve been back, I haven’t really don’t much of anything. Partly because I’m fighting off another cold but also because I’m thinking about a certain person who is still in Montserrat. He leaves tomorrow. In any event, I have now loaded the pictures from Monserrat on flickr. Somewhere in the set is a picture of you know you that I might actually remove since he is a very private person and probably wouldn’t approve of me posting here. Oh well — enjoy for now!

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Happy New Year

After Christmas Day, the rest of my vacation went by really quickly. I spent time with other visiting family members as well as Airport Guy. In fact on the last evening, Airport Guy hung out with me and one of my Aunt’s family who were visiting from Virginia. And as the hours to my departure came close, part of me wanted to change my flight until after the New Year. In the end, I decided not to, as the more time I spent there, the harder it would be to say good-bye to everyone, especially my aunt Nenen and Airport […]

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