First and foremost my Dad's headstone has been delivered and will be installed soon.
Headstone - Leslie Rupert Beaumont, Snr.
And then it was time to meet up with the friends coming in for Calabash. Long travel times for all, it was all smiles (of course some had libations) as we greeted each other.
Betty and Carolyn - tired, but fortified with a Red Stripe
Picturesque sunsets from Winnie's rooftop garden evoked the "Aah, it is great to be here!"
A Treasure Beach sunset - from Winnie's rooftop garden
And then it off to the festival to enjoy some readings and see Smile Orange, one of the early blockbuster films written by the late Trevor Rhone.
Saturday morning began with a walk on the beach
Betty and Carolyn on the beach
and greeting other Calabash attendees
Sonya and Jennifer
while savoring the traditional Jamaican breakfast of fresh fruit, ackee and saltfish, callaloo, boiled green bananas, sweet potato and yam!
Ellen and Jackie - breakfast on the patio
It was a special treat to chat with Jackie, owner of Jackie's on the Reef Yoga Spa and Retreat in Negril.
Simbi, Winnie (Taino Cove), and Jackie (Jackie's on the Reef Yoga Retreat and Spa)
Wole Soyinka and Kwame Dawes
Yes, indeed - there are Pelicans at the Pelican Bar
Jennifer and Bob - Pelican Bar