(Read my interview with LisaRaye McCoy here at The Mad Traveler Online!)
I took an early morning swim in a calm sea, and then I was off to the world’s only conch farm. As overharvesting drives down conch populations in various areas of the Caribbean, I find it hard to believe no one else is doing this. The seaside collection of on and off shore conch enclosures produces enough to make a profit and set aside a percentage of the little snail-like critters to be re-introduced to the sea. Everybody wins.
After lunch I had an interview with actress and First Lady of the islands LisaRaye McCoy-Misick who is making the adjustment from Hollywood to Caribbean quite nicely. The film fest had a component aimed at including the kids of the island and many school children were in attendance in their uniforms. As sunset came on, a few celebrities gathered on the beach for Footprints in the Sand — think Hollywood’s walk of fame with surf. Michael Clarke Duncan was on hand and when I asked him what he thought of the idea of a film fest in Provo. Click here for his reply!
One last soiree for me (I had to leave before the grand finale awards ceremony) and I shared a few drinks with Frank, one of the competitors on The Apprentice. Then it was late to bed, early to rise, for a flight to Miami and a book reading/signing in the area. Provo’s like a dream to me already…