From The Webmaster's
We did not create Conga Bay to get rich or make
lots of money.
Our first idea was to create a quiet seaside
village where life stood still. But to stay
online, we had to have funds and that is where
our credible affiliate programs search started.
We had a creative idea
challenge to design a unique site without any
form of flash bells or whistles but to list
everything related to travel.
from our writings that we love the oceans and the
waterways around us an do believe that their
tiniest sounds are soothing and
good for the mind, body, and soul.
But the ice shield
which is important to the climate is melting at
a very fast pace as we continue to see.
There is proof
and that startling proof keeps growing of the damage being
We all have a
duty to do our part so as to make a difference
for those now with us, and for those
coming after us.
warming is too serious for the world any longer
to ignore its danger or split into opposing
factions on it"
Tony Blair, speech,
Sept. 27, 2005
Conga Bay Was Created.
in Barbados one very early morning after a late
night flight in nineteen eighty five and being too
excited to sleep, I sat on the balcony of my
hotel room a few feet from the shores and with
my headphones had the sweetest most
unforgettable musical experiences possible. Here
I am in the calypso and soca island of Barbados
going classical listening to one of Joseph
Haydn's concertos performed by Wynton Marsalis'
Baroque Music For Trumpets accompanied by the
London Philharmonic Orchestra as the waves met
with the sea walls that morning. It
reminded me of the distant steel drum, and the
old Robert Mitchum's movie " fire down below" as
the trade winds brought the sound closer and
closer then took it away. I must add, that a
of mine had the role of a limbo dancer in that
movie with the haunting sound of the steel band or
as some refer to "as steel drums" playing in the
About the Conga, I have always
been fascinated with the Conga drum, the design
and its sound and have owned several over the
years. But the idea of creating something with
the name Conga took hold in nineteen
ninety nine when I registered the name congabay.com. The hotel at which I stayed was in
a small community where the local folks were
always interacting with each other and with the
visitors. I wondered then if I could create a story
about a mythical village "Conga Bay" a seaside town
where life stood still. Just like the area where
I stayed like the seaside town of famous Oistins
where nothing changed like the sunrises and
sunsets. I met many interesting people during my
stay and one
popular village guy who owned a beach house on the strip
continued shouting Apollo, Apollo every he saw
me. To be reminded (Apollo Creed) played by Carl
Weathers of the Rocky movies. He was convinced
and probably to this day, that I indeed was the
one and only Apollo who came to Barbados to
That said, the
most important aspect about travel is that we do
sincerely believe its significant benefits are very
much underestimated and since we are living in a
global village, and travel plays a prominent
role in this regard. How else can we have
meaningful face to face dialogue with others in
this shrinking global village? How else can we
overcome the barriers of language and customs?
I have always been fascinated with
the oceans, the people around these oceans, and
the serenity that seems real when in these
coastal towns. It has a lot to do with the
environment is my believe. From the
Mediterranean, Caribbean, American New England
states, to the Atlantic Canada provinces. There
is nothing more refreshing than spending time
around our beaches or waterways and observing
the many aspects of the scenery and regular
life. Those who live around these oceans always
seem to have a laid back and welcoming attitude
and positive outlook on life.
Should you have
feedback, suggestions or ideas, please feel free
to send us some e mail. We are always happy to
hear from worldwide visitors.
That is what makes
a webmaster's life so very interesting and
we must add that it was not our plan initially
to feature travel related ads but to stay online
it had to be done. May all your purchasing
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