On 25thOctober 1983 US forces combined with those of the Regional Security
System invaded Grenada. To cut a long storey short this was to counter the
growing influence of Russia and Cuba in the area and at the request of both
Barbados and Jamaica. During the invasion US Marines from the 8th Regiment landed near to and captured Pearls Airport where they found 2
Cuban/soviet aircraft. One a single engine crop sprayer and a twin engine
A few of the
more enthusiastic locals will tell you they were shot down by the US, in
reality they were simply disabled by the Marines and have sat there ever since.
Nature, trophy hunters and people who just needed some new seats for the veranda
have all taken their toll on the relics but they are all the more interesting
is no longer operative it sees a bit of drag racing, is part of the driving
test system but mainly just has cattle grazing on it. What’s wonderful is you
can just rock up and have a good poke round the…
A conversation with an Airbnb owner this week went something
Me. So your local to me so we can spend some time getting
these pictures right, if the suns not in the right position I can pop back when
it is . We can work round any guests you have and do a bit of staging so everything
looks great. Images will be carefully
edited so as to get the best out of your property. Person. Ok that sounds good. Me. How many images would you be thinking of. Person. About 20 Me. Ok that’s fine so I would be thinking between half a day
but less than a day. Person. Ah I’ve been
told this would only take an hour. How much would this cost? Me. I could do this for you for £x (this was a small hotel
so price was adjusted to suit) Person. Ah its just I’ve been told it will only cost £75 and
will only take an hour and I’m very busy.
Can you feel the disconnect establishing itself between me
and my potential client.
So this is the bit that annoys me, why do people running
such businesses not understand …
Another Plotagraph (animated still image) looking back over Loch na Leachd after taking the boat from Elgol to the end of Loch Coruisk. Again just a bit of subtle movement in the sky and the water gives this image a new lease of life.