Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Situated at the entrance to San Juan Harbor, El Morro has protected this city and country from invaders ranging from pirates and buccaneers in the early days, to the Spanish American war when it was bombed by the United States Navy.
Visible in front is the “water battery” one of the first defenses ever built. Cannon placed here could damage the hulls of enemy ships before they  entered the harbor.

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Over time, different gun emplacements were add ranging from the cannon of earlier times to 4.7 inch Armstrong cannons from the World War 1 era and a 90 mm anti-aircraft gun of World War 2 vintage.
Much of the fort was rebuilt by American forces after being damaged during the Spanish American War in 1898.

Today it remains one of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Rico.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Masonic Lodge Cockburn Town Grand Turk

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This tiny little island was full of surprises, after leaving our cruise ship the Carnival  Triumph, we hailed a cab into town. Not knowing what to expect , it was quite a surprise to find that the Capitol of Grand Turk was really quite small, there couldn’t over 500 people living here!
The down town area of Cockburne Town was one street maybe four blocks long! Situated right in the heart of the metropolitan area was the Masonic Lodge!


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Boldly displayed on the front of the building was the square and compass, surrounding the letter G, just as every other lodge in the world is identified.

Turk Island Forth Lodge, which still meets in the original building, was chartered and first met in 1855. The first Worshipful Master , Frederic Forth, was also the first president of Turk and Caicos Islands. Legend has it that he once lived in the same building.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Change, The Secret

What Is The Secret

 

 

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda
Byrne
Creator of The Secret

 

Did you know that if your life was not changing, you would not exist?

Our Universe and everything in it is continually changing, because our
Universe is made of energy. Energy can only exist if it is in motion and
changing. If energy stopped being in motion, our entire Universe and all Life
would vanish. Our lives are also energy, and therefore they too must always be
in motion and continue to change. You cannot stop the motion and change in your
life, and nor would you want to. The changing nature of energy gives us Life. It
causes Life to grow and causes us to grow.

And yet when there is a big change of energy which affects our lives, we
often label it as bad, and cause ourselves sorrow, pain, and suffering  by
resisting the change. But you always have a choice. In the Universe there is
never just one way. You are never trapped with no way out, no matter what has
occurred. There are two paths available to you in every circumstance and moment
in your life. The two paths are the positive and the negative, and YOU are the
one who chooses which path you will take.

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You have the power to transform negative change into positive, but you cannot
do it by resisting the change. Resisting the change is focusing on the negative
and it is choosing the negative path, which brings with it even more negativity,
more pain, and misery.

To transform the negative into positive, you must choose the positive path
and command that this changing energy transforms into millions of blessings that
pour down on you and everyone involved. Command the changing energy to bring
unlimited good and positivity. Know and believe in your heart that as you
command it, it must be done.

And then the day will come in the not too distant future, when you will look
back and see all the blessings that you brought into this world through you and
change.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Grand Turk Caicos Islands

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Cockburn Town , Grand Turk

Only 6 miles long and a little over a mile wide, Grand Turk is blessed with miles of quiet sugary beaches, and is close to many uninhabited islands that just can’t wait to be explored! On the north point of the island , a channel gives access to North Creek, the only hurricane shelter for yachts between Nassau and Puerto Rico.

Since it’s founding by Bermudian Salt Rakers in 1766, Grand Turk has been the administrative and political capitol of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It’s turn of the century Caribbean charm is evident everywhere, the Bermudian British architecture makes any visit worthwhile!

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It’s old Bermudian-style architecture, gates and
doorways, beautiful turquoise waters and colorful plants  set Grand
Turk apart from the other islands with its endearing Caribbean charm and make it a photographers paradise

During the early days, salt was the main source of income. Channels were dug from the ocean and water was drained into large flat areas where the water evaporated, thus the salt could be harvested and used not only on their iguana steaks, but exported as well.

Donkeys, horses and cattle were the means of transportation during the salt industry, largely now unemployed, these animals are seen still wondering the streets and countryside of Grand Turk.

On Feb. 20 1962 astronaut John Glenn, became the first American to orbit the earth and his space capsule splashed down in Grand Turk waters and was brought to the island for a medical checkup and post flight de-briefing.

A first hand account of this historical event, which would be of interest to historians, stamp collectors, and those interested in Caicos Islands and Grand Turk history is featured in the local museum and includes postage stamps and a special envelope autographed by John Glenn.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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baby boomers

Each generation from the beginning of our country has contributed to what our country has become. By the same token, no one is perfect. Consequently, each generation has done and will continue to perform acts that it would have been better if some other course of action was taken.
The baby boomers have contributed much and have been blamed for the decline of America. What is the true story?

 

Vietnam

 

General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader of the North Vietnam
military. The following quote is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam
war memorial in Hanoi:
“What we still don’t understand is why you Americans
stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a
little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was
the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you
knew it. But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They
were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We
were ready to surrender. You had won!”

General Giap has published his
memoirs and confirmed what most Americans knew. The Vietnam war was not lost in
Vietnam — it was lost at home. The exact same slippery slope, sponsored by the
US media, is currently well underway. It exposes the enormous power of a biased
media to cut out the heart and will of the American public.
A truism worthy
of note: Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media
far more, for they will destroy your honor.

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He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

Your comments appreciated

thinking

America is in serious trouble, many no longer realize what values and principles our country is founded on and have strayed from the common sense and creative thinking of our ancestors, how can we fix it?

 

 

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Half Moon Cay , Bahamas

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Situated southeast of Nassau Bahamas, Half Moon Cay is a private island that was purchased by Holland America Lines in 1977. 45 acres of the 2400 acre island has been developed as a stopover for cruise ships.

Featured is horseback riding, jet skiing, snorkeling, and just plain relaxing.

An on site lunch and bar service is also available from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM, with food being brought over from the ship and prepared in the picnic area.

The island being a former refuge for pirates in now a significant resting area for waterfowl.

The island was named after Henry Hudson’s ship, the “Half Moon”, as an Englishman , he was employed by the Dutch .
Ten years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and on his third voyage to America, he sailed up the Hudson River in his ship the “Half Moon” and claimed the area for Holland.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments welcome

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Quinkan Hotel

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Quinkan Hotel Laura Queensland Australia

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This is as good as it gets in the outback! A pub, with a gathering of all your closest friends every evening, shrimp on the barbie, excellent restroom facilities, ( see building in back!)and your own personal swag, which enables a front row seat for viewing the Southern Cross.

Four fun filled evenings were spent here during my walkabout, listening to tribal elders, fellow travelers, locals, and drunks all spinning their stories! (The tribal elders, were believable!)

Camping World
After a full day of attending the Corroboree, it was always a treat to  come back to our  humble abode  , pop open a frostie,  enjoy dinner and listen to whatever “crock” the topic of conversation was for the evening. There was always a large crowd, standing room only, I guess this was the only place for miles, and the TV reception couldn’t have been very good.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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austalia

A small town traveler finds adventure and intrigue while investigating a new found spirituality. Learning self-discovery, and new age thought the author ventures on a journey to the outback of Australia where he learns the ways of the aborigines and in the process discovers a new way of life. Less Beginning in America’s heartland follow the author into a foreign land and culture, travel to the outback of Australia and discover the ways and teachings of the Australian aborigine. Discover with the author a journey of self-discovery and of a way of life and culture that is slowly being forgotten and lost.