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October 27, 2011

Carl Whicher Goes Back for a Second Time

Filed under: Watooka — Pirai @ 8:00 pm

Carl’s last trip was I think in 2008, and here he is again passing through Watooka.

Carl's modern photo of the Whicher's old house on the Demerara River

This time, instead of the paltry four photos, we have a bunch. They can be seen in the Watooka collection on Flickr.

The collection is supposed to be private. To get access instructions click here.

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October 26, 2011

Watooka Club Satellite Image

Filed under: British Guiana,Guyana,Watooka — Pirai @ 11:51 am
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Watooka Club from Space

Click picture to goto Interactive Satellite Image

After clicking picture above, wait for the new page to load, then click anywhere on the image to engage interaction, you can now move by dragging the image with the mouse or zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.

The Watooka Club 2011 (Photo Carl Whicher)

November 7, 2010

88 Riverside Drive

Filed under: Watooka — Pirai @ 4:02 pm

Robert James has just checked in and provided a small collection of photos that I have uploaded to the Watooka collection on Flickr. The collection is supposed to be private. To get access instructions click here.

88 Riverside Drive, Watooka circa 1960 (photo Robert James)

88 Riverside Drive, Watooka circa 1960 (photo Robert James), Color adjusted

November 25, 2009

Watooka 2009 Videos

Filed under: Guyana,Watooka — Pirai @ 1:03 pm
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I think John has finished uploading all his videos from the Grimshaw 2009 visit to Watooka, Guyana. I have added some of Pauline’s photos to the first two in the list, while the last bunch appear to be straight out of the camera.

They are all in HD, so click the full screen button for viewing.

Watooka House from the Traffic Circle
Video John Grimshaw
Photos Pauline Grimshaw
Music Mary Kadderly

Watooka Pool
Video John Grimshaw
Photos Pauline Grimshaw
Music Wes Houle

Watooka House Gardens and Remains of Dorabeci Landing
Video John Grimshaw

Watooka House from Track Control Tower
Video John Grimshaw

Watooka Riverside Drive
Video John Grimshaw

November 14, 2009

Watch Out, Photographer on the Loose

Filed under: British Guiana,Guyana,Watooka — Pirai @ 9:38 pm
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Every few days Pauline has been updating her Flickr page.

Watooka Houses, Guyana

Watooka Houses (photo Pauline)

Finding the Wreck of the R.H. Carr

Filed under: British Guiana,Guyana — Pirai @ 9:27 pm
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The intrepid John and Pauline Grimshaw did a little poking around during their recent trip to Guyana. With the assistance of A. Mazaharally & Sons they visited the old wreck of the R.H. Carr, reputed to be located at Skull Point, now confirmed.

John says “I think Skull Point is on the Cuyuni, just upstream from its confluence with the Mazaruni”.

The video is in HD, if you click the full screen button you should get the full effect.

I’ve patched together John’s video with some of Pauline’s still photos just so it would last the duration of Dave Odegaards tune – Remember.

Music by Dave Odegaard, Titled – Remember

The original short clip is still here…

Music by Dave Odegaard, Titled – Remember

R.H. Carr at Skull Point on the Cuyuni River, Guyana

The last remains of the R.H. Carr at Skull Point on the Cuyuni River, Guyana, 2009-10-21 (photo Pauline)

The R.H. Carr page has been suitably updated with the news.

A little bird told me that this story is not fully played out. Stay tuned for more tales from the Grimshaws.

A. Mazaharally & Sons at Skull Point on the Cuyuni River, Guyana

A. Mazaharally & Sons at Skull Point on the Cuyuni River, Guyana, 2009-10-21 (photo Pauline)

The R.H. Carr page has been updated.

October 2, 2009

John den Hartog Photo Update

Filed under: Guyana,Watooka — Pirai @ 5:17 pm
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John has secretly given us an update from his 1994 photo collection taken on his family visit to Guyana. He has some iconic imagery there. This one of the Watooka Day School, shown below, is my favorite.

Click image below to go to slide show.

Watooka Day School, 1994 MacKenzie, Guyana

Photos from 1994 John den Hartog on Flickr

September 27, 2009

Modern MacKenzie Photo Collection

Filed under: British Guiana,Guyana,Watooka — Pirai @ 8:07 pm
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Just found a great collection of photo’s showing Modern MacKenzie/Linden. Click photo to go to the collection from GuyMine on Facebook. Now, if only they would give us full screen images.

Ferry across the Demerara River, Linden, Guyana

Modern MacKenzie oops Linden, photo from GuyMine on Facebook

The boys were making a video documentary, now lets see if anyone can find it.

September 24, 2009

The Life of Bauxite

Filed under: Watooka — Pirai @ 11:23 pm

I’ve put together a photo essay of the life of Bauxite, click photo to jump to the page.

Dragline removing Overburden to get at the Bauxite ore, MacKenzie, British Guiana

Dragline removing Overburden to get at the Bauxite ore

September 23, 2009

Ituni, Then and Now

Filed under: British Guiana,Guyana,Watooka — Pirai @ 1:17 am
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Interesting contrast.

Ituni, British Guiana

Ituni Pool back then maybe 1960

Ituni, Guyana

Ituni Pool 2009, photo keith4709 on Flickr

Ituni Guest House, Guyana

Ituni Guest House 2007, photo keith4709 on Flickr

John den Hartog sends this link of some more Ituni news.

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