Day 24: The Ticking Clock

24.01.09:

If you can’t beat them, join them. Got on a minibus to Kingstown and had a great time meandering around the fish market and the fruit market before checking out the old churches (yes I did go all Dan Cruikshank and used the word ‘wonderful’ far too many times – I think I’ll edit that out of the video) and heading up to the Botanical Gardens (the oldest in the Western Hemisphere no less) for a moment of Will and Lyre-esque calm.

Not a single other tourist in sight. Seriously – when I finish this odyssey we’re all coming back here en mass and taking over this one-horse archipelago and freeing the people from the tyranny of the cruise ship companies!! Note to Leo – edit out that last sentence if a cruise ship gives me a lift sometime this trip.

Nothin’ doing tonight so I retired early and got on with editing Week 3. The stuff I had to edit out to get it down to ten minutes was heartbreaking – the impromptu barbecue with the crew of the MV Miriam, watching President Obama being inaugurated while stuffing our faces with Roti at Annette’s house, going out on the lash with Marcus “US MARINE!” in Port of Spain. I am having fun, you know – it’s just that there’s a ticking clock and that ticking is keeping me awake at night.

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

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