Five Years' Residence in the West Indies Volume 1 PDF ePub eBook

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Five Years' Residence in the West Indies Volume 1 free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. GRANADA--ST. GEORGE'S DEPARTURE FROM GRANADA THE BOCCAS GULF OF FARIA TRINIDAD PORT OF SPAIN CLIMATE HILL COOLIES THE ICE-HOUSE MARKET--FIRE-FLIES IN HOSPITALITY OF THE POPULATION. I Left Carriacou, after a stay of several days, in the 'Osprey/ a drogher of twenty tons, for Granada, which is about forty miles distant. We passed several large keys or islands, some of which are kept as stock farms. Their greatest drawback is, they are limited to rain-water, as there are neither rivers nor springs in these Granadines, only large tanks, which of course run the risk of being exhausted. Stock, however, are only allowed to drink once a day, and" from habit this suffices. Kicking Jenny, alias Miss Jenny, a lofty domelike rock, receives this soubriquet from a tremendous current that rushes, either to windward or to leeward, as the case may be, through the narrow channels between these "keys," and rarely fails to make small vessels plunge bows under, or to give passengers a thorough drenching, which was amply bestowed on us. Granada being very lofty, is almost always visible from Carriacou- but as we drew near, the high, dusky mountains revealed themselves in great beauty: the lower parts cultivated in canes, each secluded valley having its white sugar-works, and hive-like negro village. We passed in succession Le Cane and Grand Pauvre, and then Le Gouyave, an exquisitely situated village, having a church, with avenues of cocoa-nut trees, and groves of gru-gru palms, surrounded by high basaltic knolls, backed in their turn by lofty green mountains. Indeed, you have only to fancy the loveliest mountains of Perthshire transported to the fervid clime of the Tropics, and to substitute cocoa palms for pines and larches, and forests for...

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Author : Charles William Day
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230312617
EAN : 9781230312613
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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