A World View - Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand
Fast forward to a full day of flying around, I make it in to New Zealand where they are super SUPER strict about declaring EVERYTHING and not bringing ANYTHING in. I have jellies, I have jams, a fresh palm leaf that I made into a decoration with the rainforest people, and, the worst possible thing - I have lemons. A gift, mind you, from some dj at the festival, which at the point where the beagle was sniffing me out, I realized could potentially have been grown with marijuana. I don't know if it's the wallaby from the night before, but my stomach is in knots!
Yikes, zip, zam, zoom - shiver mi fuckin timbers, I get fined a whopping $--- dollars for breaking some f*cking international law. Now, I am glad that they didn't put me in jail , though that didn't seem to be on the table, but as many countries that have attempted to kick me out, I wish NZ would have just sent me packin'. The place ain't all dat and I didn't even take a cat out on the plane (this time)
Was gonna go sky diving for my bday in 11 days, but -- between the fine and my wallaby luck, I think I'll keep my 2 feet on the ground. I sure wish I had my ruby slippers!
A World View - St. Vincent & the Grenadines
The nine mornings Vincy Christmas is unique to the island as are the many holiday activities that surround that season. With jackfish and breadfruit as the islands main dish, one could never go hungry as the country is abundant in seafood and plush with fruit trees: papaya, soursop, coconut, golden apple, mango, passion fruit and plum, just to name a few. Local tomato, lettuce, spinach, okra, edo, dasheen and avocado are also fresh tasty treats to add to the menu.
Bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, it isn't difficult to find a nice place to swim or moor your yacht. Lots of foreign sailors stop over short- and long-term to enjoy what the island has to offer. Below are pictures from Macaroni Beach (Mustique), Richmond Beach (St. Vincent - Leeward) and Lower Bay and Princess Margaret Beaches (Bequia). Sailing was at the 2014 Carriacou Regatta.
Though I did not tour the Cinnamon Plantation or hike to the La Soufriere Volcano, I did visit the turtle sanctuary and the Athneal whaling museum, as well as hike to the beautiful Trinity Falls and boat over to the pristine Falls of Baleine. With so many other Grenadine Islands and beaches to visit, I must return to that gem on the sea.
Enjoy the slide show below!