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The Sea is History

"Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?
Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,
in that gray vault. The sea. The sea
has locked them up. The sea is History."

Derek Walcott


The Sea is indeed a deep vault of history, and we are pleased that John Procope has decided to use his voice and his platform to support Writing in the Sand in his own way, as he attempts to recreate history.

Writing in the Sand is all about encouraging others to explore their latent hidden possibilities, and, as Johnny (as he is known to many) embarks on this Big Swim, we ask that you support him in any and all the ways that you can.

Johnny wears many a hat, (or many a swim cap,) and, in his capacity as a diver. has graciously supplied a beautiful 20lb grouper for our participants to enjoy! Our resident Chef couldn't wait to break down and prepare such a gem!

A true example of tenacity and perseverance, John will attempt this feat a second time, in so many years, as the legend of a Tobago slave that escaped captivity and swam to Trinidad as a guiding ancestral force.

An outspoken activist for the environment, Mr. Procope has offered this  attempt as one for lovers of nature, for global warming, rising seas levels, and also to promote swimming on the islands among all members of the population.

The Big Swim

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