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Trinidad & Tobago – Day Two, Beacon Cycling Festival


It’s always good to wake up at 05:50 to an ear-nipping message on the BlackBerry – but that’s life, I’m in Paradise for the Beacon Cycling Festival but life goes on back in the ‘real world.’ Where, I’ve just been made aware, all of the airports are closed due to the hazard of ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland – they’re hiring at Burger King down town Port of Spain and I have my application in.

It’s appropriate that the local coffee shop is named ‘Rituals’ – it’s part of my ritual, now.

Rise at 06:00 or just before, have a shower, reply to the emails and SMS on the BlackBerry then amble down here for 07:00 for coffee and to send my pictures – the connection is super fast; if you’ve ever sat in a press room where the pictures creep out of the room, you’ll know how much a good connection means.

Beacon Cycling Festival
Pete shows the local paper