Great Stirrup Caye: Bahamas

 

Great Stirrup Cay is a 268-acre  island that is part of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. Norwegian Cruise Line purchased the island from the Belcher Oil Company in 1977 and developed it into a private island for their cruise ship passengers

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The northern part of the island has a sandy beach surrounded by rocks with snorkeling areas. The southern part features a helicopter airfield (with a sign reading “Great Stirrup Cay International Airport”), a large area without vegetation, and numerous concrete blocks. These are all remnants of a previous U.S. military installation and satellite tracking station.

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Great Stirrup was a pirate hideout while the British settled in Nassau and the larger islands until 1815. This time marks the first documented settlers of Great Stirrup, and many of the structures from this settlement still stand today.

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“Stirrup’s Cay” remained active during the American Civil War, as the Confederates wished to continue to export cotton to Europe. The island was used as a landfall for provisioning while Federal warships patrolled the area to thwart their efforts. After the abolition of slavery, the British began to slowly withdraw from the out island colonies, and the plantation at Great Stirrup was abandoned. 

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During World War II the United States, in an effort to protect its eastern shores, came to the Bahamas and Great Stirrup with a wide array of observational and defensive equipment. Among these were submersible cables, which were run along the ocean floor to listen for enemy submarines. Two “cable houses” still stand on the southeastern shore of the island, now overgrown by jungle. The United States Air Force later constructed a LORAC (LOng Range ACcuracy) radio-navigation station for use during the early space shuttle launches. This facility was later leased to Motorola and other private sector companies as contractors to the United States Air Force out of Patrick AFB near Satellite Beach, Florida. New, more accurate GPS technology made the station obsolete, and it was closed in 1991 and the antenna, equipment and radials were removed.

Great Stirrup Caye

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Great Stirrup Caye

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A private Island owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines.

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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, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Half Moon Caye Photos

A cruise ship tendered off the coast of Half Moon Caye, a private island

in the Bahamas owned by Carnival Cruise Lines.

 

 

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Tropical island atmosphere, perfect for lounging the day away

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many activities are available, horseback riding, jet skiing, etc, but who has time?

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A new bar, restaurant and dance hall.

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The local fauna

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It’s five o’clock somewhere

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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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Half Moon Caye

Written by: Gary Wonning

Located in the lower chain of the Bahama islands , Half Moon Caye is a private Island owned by Holland America Cruise Lines

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It must be five o”clock somewhere!

 

This tiny island is a stopping off spot for cruise ships as they meander back and forth across the eastern Caribbean.

There isn’t much here, just a chance to lay on the beach in a lounge chair, go jet skiing, snorkeling, or having lunch at the seaside barbecue stand.

Come to think of it, what else do you need?

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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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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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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Make money doing what you love

This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income.