The Places She Goes … a travel blog

Yesterday I discovered a new-to-me travel blog, because the recent post that drew my attention was about Bequia and Moonhole. With Dorothy Adele’s kind permission, I am posting the intro, the cover photo, and a link here to the post. Other visitors to Bequia and readers of my novels will be very interested to learn more about this island. Please follow the link through to Dorothy’s blog, “like” the post after you read it, make a comment (tell Dorothy you found her through my blog!) and consider following her blog for more informative posts on her travels. Thanks, Dorothy!

You Can Still Stay in Moonhole Bequia, SVG

Johnston Moonhole Home – photo posted with permission, D. Adele

Moonhole Bequia

When Tom Johnston drew his plans in the sand to build his home in Moonhole on Bequia (Beck-way), did he know that magazines and newspapers from afar would send journalists for the story? Did he know that his decision to build his unstructured home in a dangerous location would have a lasting impact on the people of Bequia and those who visited?

In the early 1960’s, untrained in architecture or design, Tom Johnston had used what was available to build his home on the undeveloped island of Bequia in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It was and still is, an icon that represents the Johnston’s tie to nature. Unfortunately, today the house is condemned due to falling rocks and other hazards, and the only way for you to see it is by boat.

(Read the rest of the post by clicking here.)

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5 responses

  1. Dorothy – I found this blog about Tom Johnston and his Moonhole home on Bequia through Susan Toy’s blog Books, Publishing, Reading, Writing. It was fascinating! He and his wife sound like they were amazing people. If I ever go to Bequia, this would be a highlight to see by boat. 🙂

  2. Fascinating! Thanks for the lead.

  3. Thank you for sharing my post about Moonhole in Bequia. Also, I started your book Island in the Clouds and I love how you pull the reader in on the first page. I plan to read your other books too.

    1. Thank YOU for giving me permission to share with all my blog readers! And for your kind words about my book. 🙂

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