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Hurricane Gonzalo Wreaks Damage Across the Caribbean

Hurricane Gonzalo

One island hit bad is St Maarten reports Sonja Van der Drift "This is where St Maarten shines, unity and a community that steps in to help others." she says reporting that the island spirit is alive and well. One life was lost.

Image thanks to Sailing Anarchy

Hurricanes DO hit around the Caribbean at this time of year and they tend to go away over the northern hemispheres winter months until the next season. It isn't the end of Hurricane Gonzalo and its heading towards the UK after hitting bermuda and already started in Hawai.

Here are some images of the damage - https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hurricane+gonzalo+2014+st+martin&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=732&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=KftFVNvHH4yw7AaGqYAQ&ved=0CD4QsAQ

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Choosing a destination to advance your Scuba Diving Log Book

Choosing a destination to advance your Scuba Diving Log Book
Caribbean – In a word ! 

The Caribbean offers some of the best scuba diving on the planet. And more so for the absolute beginner or newly certified (licensed). The reasons for this are numerous

Dive Culture :

If like me you learned to dive in the Caribbean then dived say in the Red Sea, you will notice the rush and hustle of diving in the red sea.  The caribbean runs on time for diving don’t get me wrong but its not the culture that is so busy that means you need to ‘rush to wait’ due to the sheer numbers of divers.

Easy Boat Rides :

Pick your island to take advantage of this one but on the whole the dive sites are not far away. Especially easy are the dive sites of Utila and Roatan or Bonaire with many dives from the shore.

Dive Resorts :

The Caribbean has Scuba Diver Resorts especially designed for ease and well that diver feeling. Here you will learn a lot and meet other divers. Visit Caribbean Diving Resorts to start your search.

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Barbados known for its Rum - I like the Rum Punch

I found this little video and the rum punch across the caribbean holds a spot dear in my heart. Often associated with a fond welcome into a Caribbean Resort by way of a welcome drink the rum punch is a special cocktail indeed. Barbados think they have the best rum going - they certainly have a great claim to be the inventors of the drink. Here is what they say about the rum punch.Note that the people in the video are some of Barbados' finest citizens.

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Barbados Fish Fry : The Oistins You Might Not Have Heard About

Barbados Fish Fry : The Oistins You Might Not Have Heard About

Chances are, if you’re visiting Barbados, one of the locals will recommend the Oistins Fish Fry to you. Located in, of course, Oistins, in the parish of Christ Church, is a quaint little fish market coupled with a multitude of food service stalls, all serving you the freshest fish this side of the equator. The fish varies anywhere from Tuna and Marlin, to Swordfish and Barracuda. There is, from what I’ve come to discover, a lesser known type of fish in the northern regions, such as America and the UK, which the locals refer to as ‘Dolphin’. Rest assured, this is not the mammalian kind, but rather a tropical fish known as Mahi Mahi.

Ok, so you’re on your way to Oistins by now and you’re wondering, “Where do we eat?”

If you’ve tried asking anyone where to go, I’m willing to bet my last dollar that they told you to go to Uncle George. Which, no doubt, is quality fish and a tartar sauce you’re going to be tempted to dip even your chips and salad in. However, rather than go to Uncle George’s and stand in a line longer than a department store’s on Black Friday. You’ll be delighted to know a little known fact that the food is actually good everywhere. Well, I myself haven’t been to every stall, so perhaps take what I just said with a grain of salt, but what I’m trying to say is that my experience in Oistins, with regard to food, has been generally good whether I eat at George’s or not.

This particular night, prior to this post, I ate at Sea Water Front and enjoyed the Marlin. For $25 BBD, about $12.50 US, I received two sizeable (In my opinion) steaks of fish, macaroni pie with salad, and coleslaw and if you’re looking for a strong drink or two then this particular stall serves anywhere from Absolut to Johnnie Walker, sold by the bottle in varying sizes, but it should be said that a majority of the stalls do the same.

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Go Surfing in Barbados

There are some other islands in the Caribbean but perhaps the best one to learn to surf on is Barbados.

You have some really easy spots to learn and you probably will be able to stand up on the first lesson. Freights bay if the swell is good enough produces a nice clean left hand wave that is very gentle on the debutant.

If you want to see how good Barbados surfing gets then here is Soup Bowl on a good day

I really like that there is some positive aspect of hurricane's !!! In this case Hurricane Igor sends a grand swell to Barbados

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Learn along with me - White Balance and how to correct it

At the moment I dont know what white balance is exactly. But I do know it is important and helps make your shots look great. The good news is that you can alter it later. Shoot in raw and then expect to do this or manually set it with a white slate or diving tank as the 'test area' at differing depths.

here are some links from people that know more than me 

http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photography-ambient-light-manual-white-balance

http://photoblogstop.com/photoshop/accurate-white-balance-adjustments-in-photoshop

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