We visited San Juan, St. Thomas USVI, Tortola BVI, Antigua, Dominica and Barbados.
|Smuggler's Cove Tortola|
St. Thomas, Tortola and Barbados are well known to us and we enjoyed them again.
Antigua and Dominica were new to me and were very beautiful. Dominica is lush and mountainous and relatively untouched as the black volcanic sand beaches are not what the tourists like. It suited us just fine, many birds, butterflies, rivers, waterfalls, fumeroles, orchids and thick tropical forests. A river for every day of the year.
|Orchids hanging on lianas|
Antigua was somewhat flatter and more arid with many cacti, century plants, scenic views, historical sights and a beach for every day of the year. Very pretty with tons of very expensive sailboats to make us envious.
We visited the old city of San Juan (Puerto Rico) with very old spanish architecture. We enjoyed regional fare in a local restaurant.
Now it's back to the realities of a Canadian winter, albeit a very mild one with little snow. I miss the warm humid tropical air with the scent of flowers and the briny sea. Ahh....