Sint Maarten - Iguana

Traveling the Caribbean

In January 2016 I traveled the Caribbean and visited the islands of Sint Marteen (the southern part of the island Saint Martin and part of the Netherlands), Antigua, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) as well as Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic. All in all it was much more fun than I anticipated. I enjoyed exploring old fortresses protecting the harbor bays known from Hornblower and Bolitho novels, the laid back attitude and vibes as well as the beautiful beaches (although they […]

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Captain Horatio Hornblower

Hornblower and Star Trek – Connecting the dots

Image source: “Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.” Wikipedia I recently researched about literature from my childhood: The Hornblower Series by C. S. Forester. When I got around to study the Wikipedia entry in more detail, I realized: Gene Roddenberry was influenced by the Hornblower character while creating the Star Trek characters James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard […]. (Source: “Becoming Picard (Patrick Stewart Interview)” BBC Online) After all, there is a red line connecting some of my favourite narrative universes. Also, many great people seem to have read the […]

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