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Water adventures in Long Island, Bahamas – Photo Essay

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The weather is warm, the water is clear and the locals are super friendly! We were lucky enough to visit Long Island in the Bahamas for a freediving event called Vertical Blue. During our stay we managed to squish in a couple of boat trips and a few afternoon beach chill out sessions.

Long Island Bahamas jump

Water adventures in Long Island, Bahamas

If you enjoy a relaxed and remote atmosphere, with beautiful beaches and amazing sunsets then we highly recommend visiting Long Island in the Bahamas.

Long Island Bahamas Compass Rose

Compass Rose

Long Island Bahamas plane

Long Island Bahamas sunset

Underwater photo in a cave full of shrimps

Underwater photo in a cave full of shrimps

 

Tips for visiting Long Island in the Bahamas

  • You will need to hire a car (there are no public buses)
  • Deadmans Cay airport is the closest to Deans Blue hole
  • Carry insect repellent with you, because the sand-flies and mosquitos go crazy from 4pm onwards

Long Island Bahamas edge of blue hole

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Boating and fishing from Long Island in the Bahamas

If you want to go out on a boat to explore or go fishing, we highly recommended being taken out by a guide. There are a few rules and regulations regarding fish that are protected, plus it would be embarrassing to strand your boat on one of the many sand bars! We went with Locksley.

Long Island Bahamas shark

Long Island Bahamas Dolphins

Long Island Bahamas stingray

Long Island Bahamas crayfish

Tip: Shake the seaweed when you see fish like these

Tip: Shake the seaweed when you see fish like these

 

Deans Blue Hole during Vertical Blue 2014

The Vertical Blue event took place at Deans Blue Hole which is a whopping 663 feet (202 meters) deep. More details about Vertical Blue 2014 and Moss’s role on the safety team are available on his website.

Vertical Blue 2014 at Dean Blue Hole

Vertical Blue 2014 at Dean Blue Hole

The safety team with top freediver, William Trubridge after his 102m World Record attempt

The safety team with top freediver, William Trubridge after his 102m World Record attempt

Vertical Blue Games day - tandem dive

Vertical Blue Games day – tandem dive

 

As an extra note – Rubbish

I was extremely horrified at the amount of rubbish washing up on the beaches! I enjoy wandering a beach and picking up shells, not rubbish! Every morning before Vertical Blue would kick off, I was walking the beach at Deans Blue Hole with my rubbish bag. Some days I would only get one bag full, but sadly I would often have to make multiple trips to the bin and would have to constantly pick up trash and tiny pieces of plastic as the tide proceeded to go out. The locals believe some of this rubbish comes from cruise boats  🙁

Since May 2014, Rebecca has been wearing out her jandals. She loves anything that involves the ocean whether it be scuba diving, wakeboarding, jet skiing or more recently - sailing! Consider following her via RSS Feed, Twitter and Facebook.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Jess

    December 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Great photos! Always refreshing to see some tropical posts, especially with my bloglovin feed full of christmas/winter ones. Jess 🙂

    • Rebecca Barlow

      December 17, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      Thanks Jess! Yes, the Bahamas is a long way from winter and snow. Merry Christmas!

  2. Fine Stay Slovenia

    December 21, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Can I just say that it looks absolutely gorgeous! Stunning pictures! Bahamas is such a special place.

    • Rebecca Barlow

      December 23, 2014 at 5:26 AM

      It sure is! No filter needed for photos in the Bahamas!

  3. Saran

    January 7, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    What a phenomenal vacation! It looks like you guys really lived up the Bahamas to the max, and I think we’re going to have to follow suit. Eager to hear more details if you have them…

    • Rebecca Barlow

      January 8, 2015 at 4:48 PM

      Hi Saran, you will have a great time! No other details that I can think of, but if you have any questions then fire them through 🙂

  4. Hannah White

    January 30, 2015 at 3:41 AM

    Crystal clear water with your enthusiastic activities, everything seems to be ideal. Thanks for sharing your experiences at such an attractive destination.

  5. Sofia

    January 30, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Your shots of the fishes are soooo pretty! But the sunset shot while you’re on a boat looks so fantastic! I love sunsets!

  6. Ronny

    February 7, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    What a amazing time you had – gotta get over there myself sometime soon!

  7. Tina

    April 17, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    I wanna go to Bahamas.. Take my money please!!! 🙂

  8. DAMIJANA

    May 11, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    What a phenomenal vacation! It looks like you guys really lived up the Bahamas to the max, and I think we’re going to have to follow suit. Eager to hear more details if you have them..

  9. hanoi food tasting tour

    June 16, 2015 at 2:06 AM

    what a spetacular landscape. Now save money to come Bahamas someday. A Must try in life.

  10. Lynda Carter

    October 21, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    amazing clicks, definitely visit whenever i have enough funds 🙂

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To Travel Is Divine

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Everyone knows that the world of travel opens up a world of opportunities. Traveling the world allows individuals to dive into new experiences, wonderful authentic, natural foods and cuisines, great bonding with the locals and the traveling party, and a profound sense of appreciation for those that are present in different areas of the world that we live in today. Individuals can travel the world and immerse themselves in their hobbies, passions and times of rest and relaxation with the finest pipes and curated aged alcohol that the world has to offer.

We’ll profile a few great and successful people who traveled the world in this brief guide.

Phil “Shoe Dog” Knight and His Travels

Did you know that Phil Knight traveled the world at an early point in his life? He asked his dad for some money, he reached out to a friend and he hit the road. He stopped off at Hawaii where Phil Knight and his friend parted ways. Phil didn’t simply travel the world for mere pleasure.

He traveled the world in pursuit of completion. He was looking to catch and capitalize on his Stanford paper thesis of bringing home the perfect pair of shoes. Phil Knight was sort of renegade or a unicorn in this regard. Prior to the 1970s, a majority of the citizens of the United States did not step foot on to an aircraft.

Phil broke barriers and went to places such as Berlin, Paris, and Japan. He would meet some key figures in Japan and be able to start the sparks that would help him to build the empire which we all know as Nike. All of this was accomplished through his free-spirit, his sense of wandering and his needing to explore the world around him.

Surprisingly, Phil was exemplifying the simple slogan of “Just Do It” in his younger years.

Ernest Hemingway and his Many Sojourns

The great writer Ernest Hemingway was known to travel.  Ernest Hemingway used to state thing such as “there is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” As such, he was always pushing himself in many ways to try and improve in his profession.

Ernest Hemingway moved from one place to another, and every time he did, he would replace one wife with another. His experiences were much too profound and his behavior much too peripatetic for that of being one to settle down in just one place.

He started his travels with obligation, he joined the Italian front to the play the role of a healthcare worker. He then came back home, recovered and moved away to Paris, where he would work as a reporter. As a part of his work, he would cover the Spanish Civil war in the capacity of a journalist and would later publish a novel on the matter.

He would then move on and travel to London with a new wife. London treated him well but he couldn’t bear to stay stagnant in one place for too long, he met another significant other and would head over to Africa for a short while. Hemingway finally traveled to Florida and Cuba, before moving back to Idaho.

Make it a Point to Travel

Both of these individuals traveled the world and found ideas and inspiration you can too!

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Costa Rica: Your Dream Destination

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There’re countless reasons to pack your bags and head to Costa Rica on your next vacation. The country is a great choice for families, couples, friends, backpackers, and solo travelers. For many years, Costa Rica has been a hot spot destination, and the reasons are quite obvious.

Here’s Why You Should Visit Costa Rica

The People

One of the happiest places on earth is said to be Costa Rica. The people in the country live a relaxed and pure lifestyle commonly referred to as “pura vida.” Costa Ricans are very open and welcoming to visitors. It’s infectious, inspiring, and absolutely heart-warming to visit a country with people who are intent on achieving peace and happiness in life.

Beaches

Costa Rica is endowed with two coasts—to the east, the Caribbean, and to the west, the Pacific. That’s more than 1,500 kilometers of exotic beaches with sand ranging from icing sugar to cappuccino, flanked by rainforests, crashing surf, and palm trees.

The Caribbean coast is popular for its laid-back vibes, unique cuisine, reggae music, and the Rastafari culture. All in all, Costa Rica boasts of the most stunning beaches on the planet.

Turtles

One of the most emotional experiences in this paradise is seeing turtles lay their eggs and watching the hatchlings make their way to the ocean. Different turtle species nest at different times of the year on the Caribbean and Pacific sides of Costa Rica.

With a bit of research and planning, you can ensure your visit corresponds with the nesting time of these beautiful sea creatures. The Tortuguero National Park, which is on the Caribbean coast, is a major nesting site for turtles. The nesting season in the park is from April to October with over 600 turtles laying eggs along the 30-kilometer beach stretch.

Surfing

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Surfers adore Costa Rica: the water is warm all year round, the surf is great on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides, and the breaks and swells are amazing. There are lots of surfing retreats and schools along the coasts. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an excited beginner, Costa Rica has all the waves you need.

Volcanoes

Costa Rica sits on an area with high volcanic activity, to be specific, the Pacific Ring of Fire. Out of 122 volcanoes, the country has 4 active ones. Arenal, the most famous volcano, was active until 2010. Since then, it hasn’t spewed any lava but it constantly smokes which makes for breathtaking views. There are also hot springs around mt. Arenal where tourists can go soak in the hot springs or swim in the warm baths while sipping Pina coladas.

Adventure

Thrill seekers and anyone who craves adventure is in for the time of their lives. The country is famous for its kayaking, cliff diving, skydiving, scuba diving, zip-lining tours, white-water rafting, and other adrenaline-pumping escapades. Rest assured there is something for everyone.

The diversity of the country’s climate and terrain give life to some of the best adventure-filled activities anywhere.

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5 Places You Must Visit If You Ever Go To United Kingdom

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If you are visiting the United Kingdom for the first time in your life, and you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry; you have come to the right place. Following we are going to mention a few awe-inspiring places you better visit if you ever set foot on English Soil.

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These are literally the best tourist attractions in the UK.

The Stonehenge

It is 10 miles North of Salisbury on the Salisbury Plan. This is perhaps Europe’s most treasured prehistoric monument. There are around 250 objects that show how megaliths carried out their daily appears. Once you have walked the stones, you better see the replicas of Neolithic Houses with their daily use tools. Well, you can go inside the circle during normal visits, you will need a special book to get to the site. If you are really interested, you can find a deal here.

The Tower of London

A Prison, Palace and Treasure vault, you name it. This menagerie and Observatory has everything. This is the primary reason why The Tower of London is perhaps considered the most important building in all of England. There is enough history to keep you busy for hours. White Tower is the centerpiece which was built around in 1078 by William the Conqueror. It houses exceptional exhibits like Line of Kings and a stunning display of royal armor.

It also houses Crown Jewel exhibits including Yeoman Warder Tours and the Royal Mind. Tourists can also see the daily about of prisoners and where they used to be executed. This historic landmark covers 18 acres of real estate you should explore.

The British Museum

The British museum perhaps has the finest collection of artifacts, more than 13 million artifacts from all over the world including countries like:

  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Roman Empire
  • China
  • Babylonia
  • Assyria
  • And from Various Parts of Europe

Among its vast and impressive collection, the most ancient artifacts are Elgin Marbles of Parthenon from Athens and the Rosetta Stone. If you want to see the best collection of Ancient Egypt Artifacts somewhere outside of Cairo with a fine collection of Roman artifacts, then you must visit The British Museum.

Historic Yorkshire

The Yorkshire stands in the center of York which is surrounded by timbered homes and shops. If you want to see medieval halls and churches, you better visit this. The romantic streets are matched with town walls with more history than a history book.

If you happen to be there, you better visit the National Railway Museum, it’s among the most visited attractions in all of United Kingdom. Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful and historic towns of England, including Durham and Beverley.

Gregorian City

If you can’t spare much time then you better only visit the Bath, a beautiful city has the Roman Baths, built thousands of years ago. The city is also known for its Georgian Townhouses which are located at the Royal Crescent.

More than 500 of the buildings here have significant historical value. The architecture inspired generations to come.

 

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