Monday, March 14, 2011

Grayton Beach, Barley Barber Swamp and the Caribbean

To all those who joined us for the show, thanks for tuning in. It was a super show with a Talkin’ Tourism first—reviewing a book. At the request of the publisher, Radio Man reviewed a new book in the "Gulf Coast Lit” genre entitled Grayton Beach Affair by author James Harvey. If you like action, romance and intrigue set in a 1940’s era gulf coast seaside town, Grayton Beach Affair should be on your summer reading list.

From there it was a lively and informative conversation with Treasure Coast Lands Foundation executive director Charles Barrowclough focusing on the unique beauty of Barley Barber Swamp. History Lady focused on the historical aspects of this environmental gem and Radio Man was very intrigued by the fact that the Barley Barber Swamp is now conducting guided tours. This is great for the promotion of tourism in western Martin County.

From swamp the show switched course and headed to the best beaches in the Caribbean. In case you saw the pre-show and  wondered which beaches in the Caribbean were rated as the best by Frommer’s…here is the list:

(10) Luquillo Beach—Puerto Rico
(9) Diamond Beach—Martinique
(8) Seven Mile Beach  —Negril, Jamaica
(7) Grand Anse Beach—Grenada
(6) Seven Mile Beach—Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(5) Cane Garden Bay—Tortola, British Virgin Islands
(4) The Gold Coast—Barbados
(3) Palm Beach—Aruba
(2) Dickenson Bay—Antigua
and coming in at No.1, drum roll please, Shoal Bay—Anguilla.

Now, get out your maps of the Caribbean and begin plotting your course for good times!

Technology is grand; though sometimes it works, and sometimes it does not. Those of you who were planning to catch the show after-the-fact are in for a disappointment. Unfortunately, WPSL had a technical challenge on Friday, and only the first 20-minutes of the show were recorded. Please accept our apologies. Radio Man is now threatening to bring in his microcassette recorder. Talk about technical difficulties. If he could only figure out how to turn it on. Here's the link to the portion of audio that made the cut.

See you on Friday!
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