It seems that guys on stilts are the easiest way to attract attention in the Caribbean. I mean, with all the beautiful scenery around here, how else are you going to get people to pay attention?
This group of musicians, led by the guy on stilts, roamed through the market street on Labadee while the vendors yelled out for each passer-by to look at what they were offering. The drums and vuvuzela horns did their part to get you to notice them also.
Joyce and I had been to Labadee once before and this is one of the places that we remembered well. The market is packed with locals desperate to sell their artwork and trinkets. It is all very well maintained and controlled by the cruise line but it is still one of those spots where I feel pressured into looking at stuff that I don’t really want. It’s also kind of hard to say no when you know that this island is one of the poorest spots in the world. A place where you can feel grateful for natural beauty and guilty for not doing more for the poor at the same time.
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
16mm @ f/10 – 1/30 sec – ISO 100