About the Book
This book is a memorial to the trading sloops that sailed from the southern Caribbean islands with fruit and plants, to the Leeward islands. They are traditional craft, heavily built of wood in the Grenadines and Carriacou, and which using the trade winds, sailed back home full of rhum, whisky and cigarettes to the "English Islands.
Loulou Magras. took many of these pictures over 30 years ago, they visually show the age of sail departing the Leewards to be replaced by freighters and container vessels.
He has caught the beauty, simplicity and magic of that time.
Features & Details
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Jan 09, 2010
Boredom I have discovered is a great stimulant to writing. Travelling in a van, instead of a sail boat, there was nothing to pull on, no watch to keep, so I played with the dashboard buttons and windows until I was told off. What to do? I thought, here I am travelling, most people would wind the hind tail off a donkey to do this, so why am I going crazy. A little Zen training had happened some years before, "Notice" said the guru. "and write it down." So this is how and why I started to write. I am a complete novice, but what the heck. It is fun! If you meet me today I will want to know how your liver is working and if you use a double knot to tie your shoe laces. So beware. Life is interesting again!