Saturday, November 25, 2023

Island Time

Allen and I visited the Caribbean island of Montserrat twice, first in November 1993, and again in 1994.  We stayed at the Vue Pointe Hotel in an area called Old Town. We were planning to return in 1995, but Mother Nature intervened.

I knew something of the history of the island and its colonization, but this is one of the more comprehensive looks at it in the past.

The Vue Pointe is closed now, and the only way to see the island as it was before the eruption is through these memories. In my novel Bobby Cramer, it is the island of St. Edmund, known to the locals as Holy Ned.  The original Irish settlers have been replaced by the Welsh, and the capital is New Cardiff.