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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Detember 29, 1972 THf LETH6RIDGE HEttAlD 23 PUFFING THROUGH A WELSH VAUEY-One of the dellghlful norrow-gouge rail-ways puffing ihrouah I'ne beauliful Vole cf Hestiniog. This line climbs for 10 miles from Porlmodoc on the "coast into the hills on the southern edge of Carefree holiday lite style key to Club Caribee success ST. JOHN'S The expe-j- lOiribee. The same name will! "Our prices include every- nental changeover from a tra- [be used to identity similar op- thing bat personal ba- bills and Jtionally run Caribbean re- ernlions ui other islands into incidental purchases or special of. hotel to a Club Mediter-1 which he expands. sightseeing attractions. But cv- a.iee type operation in this Basically tncre is b'ttle differ- en drinks at the bar cost about astern Caribbean island of An- (ence between the Club Cari- tigua has proved to be so sue-1 and the Club Mediterranee essful in the opinion of its dir- I holiday life styles except (hat ctor, C. William Coudres, i guests sign chili here rather j club Caribee a whirl "must first hat expanson into other islands I than .use beads to pay for r.ecoine club members U.S. now drinks at the bar. Practically everything except air (are is included in the price of the club holiday, even wines for dinner, which is one reason lor the success of the scheme. There are no hidden extras. Other reasons are the empha- sis on informality and the cort- half of what you would normal ly expect to Holidayers plamiing U> give DC Coudres opc-raterf the ancy rate !a.st summer avc-r- ;ged So percent. summer >efore, when we operated as a raditional hotel, it was only 17 per cent. Now we are looking at other islands.'1 He mentioned wo specifically Aruba and Dominica. have developed a carefree va- cation concept. The atmosphere is strictly casual Why, you could come here and stay for a week nothing hut a pair When De fejdres switched cf trunks or a bikini and be ad- is form of operation he chaug- 1 equa'.ely dressed for ail occa- ed tbe name of tha betel to Club sions. Runaivay Caves of Jamaica are historic caverns for single membership; for a Vacations are sold in units of one or mre weeks, with choice of Saturday. Sunday or Monday arrivals. The cost be- 'ween Jan. C and April 20, 1973, is or 235 per person double (J243 and iVa for a third per- son; depending on whether you -it availability of recreation- de-.ire standard or deluxe ac- spo'iing and social activity. [crjmmodat.ir.ra. From Ap'.il 21 on As De Ccudres put it, unlii several days before Christ- mas next year (the summer the rates drop to J189 and 9 for a week. Special prces previal over j Christmas and New Year when j the minimum slay goes up to is extra in all cases, lllOW available f 10111 KOA hut the cluh price includes round trip transfers between airport and club plus, specifical- ly, twin-bedded room with pri- vate bath, three meals a day candelig'nt dinners choice of various _ I Mnds of water sports with j Haixibook equipment provide, daily sail-1 Campers, 197 BILLINGS "Zim, Zam, Zoo-1 There'll be copies rf "Be Kind To Your Six-1 the 1973 edition printed for dis- rooted "Fishing Is tribution at KOA's growing Child's Play" ETC a samp- work of campground facilities ling of intriguing story titles in across the U.S., Canada aad Kampgrounds oi America's Directory for available free i with each new achievement. After a natural break in the Wales has something special for raihvay enthusiasts open air, one descends to the set forth in a comprehesive lowest level where fig tree i folder, Ciub Caritee, which is roots grope for the water 120 ijo'nabl from a Tnere was 3 sea cave first. carved by Caribbean tides out of the white limestone crust of Jamaica it was still em- erging from the sea. Five mil- lion yea-3 parsed and during all that time. Ihe sea and the j drip-drip of soft water sculpted j incredible chambers and halls i and galleries and labyrinths. i When the first Indians came to pure, clear water reflecting the Jamaica and the caves offered strange shapes on the ceiling. I them shelter. Later, when the The boat ride is an eerie ex- Sixtv vears aso, manv val- the visitor will find his first ing view of sea and mountain, Spanish arrived and destroyed perienct: with the p-oper mus- levs in "mid and 'north 'V. ales i aarrow-guage the Welshpool river and woodland. Tnere are i the Indians, they used these ic the skiff might be floating echoed to the sounds of busy and Llanfair Light FRailway. daily senices from mid-April: underground places for storing towards the gates of a mythi- little on nar-1 A group of entusiasts took it. to October. j rum and gunpowder. And when I Ca! underworld, row-guage raifv, ays. They pull- j over in 1959 and a regular pas- fourth n a r r o w- they in turn were driven out or ed teavs- loads through dram- i senger service now operates guage railway the Fiestiniog Jamaica by the Bntisn, t.iey atic mountain scenery, and along S'i miles of track, taking j _ i's at Portmaloc, 46 miles j hid here in the darkness before played a vital part in'the life j the traveller through the heart of Tne Vale of escaping to Cuba. Thus, the and economy of the district, i of the magnificent Welsh bord- i Ffcstiniog is one of the most name: Runaw Todav. several remain, serving er countrj'. Daily services op- beautiful in Britain and the one- as delightful reminders of an in-' erafe from July to early Sep- chance to see superb scenery tember. and panoramic views. There Two hours of leisurely driv-, arc- regular sc-rrices throughout ing from Llanfair takes the :he summer. j motorist to the seaside resort Wales also has a 35-guage and university town of Abery- j miniature railway running by i ing cruises, tennis with raquets end tennis bells provided, en- tertainment and dancing every night, and all gratuities there's no tipping. And special children. All details and conditions are charge at nearly 7Ki KOA Kampgrounds thro-jghtfjt North Mexico. There's special version