Thursday, May 31, 2007

Indian River
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605
The Indian River, Dominica, location for the first episode of the new CBS show 'Pirate Master'

Well, very eagerly anticipated here in Dominica, and of course our island was the real winner. Great shots of the island.

But I don't think John deserved to go. Didn't he actually find the treasure in the river? Shit happens I suppose. I did like how he was set adrift on an authentic local 'pwi-pwi' - a makeshift raft kids use locally for fishing.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Soufriere view, Dominica

Soufriere view, Dominica
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605
A fave view-point of mine, and the Bay was extensively used in the new Pirate Master adventure reality TV series

Monday, May 28, 2007

This month is Pirates month for Dominica. Last week saw the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End. I'm not sure there are many scenes set in Dominica - watching just the trailer for PotC 2 was like a 2 minute tour of the island - but Pirates 3 may have the scenes on the Black Pearl that I was in! Certainly, the trailer has an awesome shot from a helicopter as it flies over cliffs and swoops down on the Black Pearl... and that was from second day of filming I was involved in.

Then Thursday this week it's the CBS show Pirate Master. Check for some great photos of Dominica.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Great quotes (all about John Prescott's speaking style):

Yesterday in Brighton, John Prescott went 12 rounds with the English language and left it slumped and bleeding over the ropes. Matthew Parris, The Times.

"Prescott left the road, overturned, demolished a wall, hit several trees and came to rest upturned in the smoking wreckage of his ministerial reputation. Matthew Parris, The Times.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Today's the end of the special visa requirements for our part of the Caribbean. What a farce (bit like the ending of the Cricket World Cup itself!). The CWC will be remembered for a murder and an ending at a stadium refurbished for millions of dollars... but with no floodlights.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I knew I wasn't imagining it. At the end of the Arsenal-Chelsea game today, which finisahed 1-1 and thus gave Manchester United the Premiership title, Jose 'The Special One' Mourinho walks onto the pitch, shadowed by the TV camera. And told him to 'F##k off'.