Port of Call Antigua, W.I.

General – The sovereign state of Antigua & Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands chain, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, most of Barbuda’s infrastructure was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and the population was evacuated to Antigua. Rebuilding will be a slow and painful process as resourcesContinue reading “Port of Call Antigua, W.I.”

Caribbean Cruises Starting Up Soon

Looking To Start Cruising Again? The Caribbean Will Be Ready Soon! Over the next several months a number of shorter Caribbean cruises will be available. The North American cruise industry is going to focus on Caribbean itineraries to begin with and we can expect a competitive marketplace to develop. The US CDC is still limitingContinue reading “Caribbean Cruises Starting Up Soon”

Images From A Florida Keys Drive

Photographic impressions from our travels… Some states are blessed and Florida is especially blessed with some of Americas best beaches, but if you’re into boating and water-sports there is no place better in North America than the Florida Keys. Noted for North America’s only coral reefs the incredible keys offer amazing boating opportunities, incredible fishingContinue reading “Images From A Florida Keys Drive”

Bermuda’s Somerset Bridge

Going To See Somerset Bridge A short Story As part of a recent cruise we spent two days in Bermuda and struck out from the pier in Royal Naval Dockyard early to see all we could. The first day we made it by ferry to Hamilton, where we spent the morning, took a bus outContinue reading “Bermuda’s Somerset Bridge”

An Island In The Southern Caribbean

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… A beautiful slice of the Netherlands just off the North coast of South America. This island is part of the Netherland’s Antilles and is the shining jewel of this group of islands and the one that is the most typically Dutch. Often when walking the streets ofContinue reading “An Island In The Southern Caribbean”

An Urban Hike In St. Thomas USVI

A St. Thomas Walking Path From Havensight into Charlotte Amalie This is more an urban hike with a special interest to passengers on cruise ships tied up at the West Indian Company docks. Centered on an area known as Havensight it is only about a mile walk into the west end of downtown Charlotte AmalieContinue reading “An Urban Hike In St. Thomas USVI”

In Barbados, A Walk Along The Sea

A Great Beach Hike (Stroll) In Barbados This island nation is blessed with some of the worlds best beaches and has a beach to meet virtually everyone’s taste and budget. North along the coast from the Capital city of Bridgetown on the central west coast is a long stretch of beaches washed by the CaribbeanContinue reading “In Barbados, A Walk Along The Sea”

Cruise Ports of Dominica & Grenada

Once an out-of-the-way island, Grenada is gaining in popularity as a cruise ship port of call. The capital of St. George is considered by many as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque towns wrapping around a half-moon shaped harbor. Called the spice island it is also a great place to shop for nutmeg and otherContinue reading “Cruise Ports of Dominica & Grenada”

St. Croix, America’s Other Virgin Island

St Croix, USVI The United States Virgin Islands is comprised of three principal islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. At 84 square miles, St. Croix is the largest island in the Virgin Island group and significantly more rural than its brother, St. Thomas. The island features a rain forest in its western interior,Continue reading “St. Croix, America’s Other Virgin Island”