Off Allen Stanford's maiden island where he had a reef ball barrier put in, you can see a house at Jumby Bay, Long Island.
the sun sets after another day in Antigua and the end of a five year term for PM Spencer and the UPP government. As i write these words the votes are being counted and slowly announced. IT looks like the "sunshine government" may be rising once again, but it's closer than expected.
calm before the storm. well not exactly...as it was fairly rough when i took this photo yesterday afternoon just before it started getting a little cloudy with hurricane Dean approaching the islands to the south. www.stormcarib.com/reports/current/antigua.shtml
red mangrove that once stood at maiden island, antigua. several months after i took this photo, these plants were ripped up by the new owner. Alan Stanford decided that this exact position would be the place where his heavy machinery would come ashore from barges. He ripped up the plants both above and below the waterline and proposed to spend US $95 million making his home there. That was years ago and nothing was ever finished. he's is in jail now in the usa.
the red mangrove is one of the most important plants in the caribbean for many reasons including the fact that is serves as a fantastic hiding place for many baby fish, crabs and shrimp. All kinds of fragile life flourishes in this delicate environment.