The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are located in the Leeward Islands in
the heart of the Caribbean.
Antigua did not produce the same beauty and charactor as the other
islands we have visited, so we headed North to Barbuda.
Barbuda is known for
Beaches. We found
ourselves barefoot on
the silkiest sand we
had ever felt. The
Barbuda "Pink Beach"
was by far our favorite
Beach with its Pink
coral color and miles
of clean undisturbed
Devon: "See that light...
Cyn: "Yep.. I see the light - but no way
am I going to climb up through that hole"
Bob: "I hear there are cigarettes on the
Cyn: "Devon, Out of my way!"
Cyn: "HEY you guys!!... I
DON'T SEE ANYTHING UP
HERE BUT SEA GRAPES!"
The Caves at Barbuda
|Kim: "Just another day as
a cave queen"
Dinner in St Martin
Bob: "What a Great View from
the top of this Cave"
Kim: "Aren't we a bit close to the
Cyn: I'll jump if I don't get a cig
Cyn: "Bob, are these edible?"
Bob: "With Hot sauce,
anything is edible!"
|Half Moon Bay, East coast of
Antigua. The Bay is very
remote and has a great beach
with Mangrove trees sheltering
us while napping
Barbuda & St Maarten
BARBUDA FRIGATE BIRD NESTING COLONY
Males blow up a scarlet throat sac the size of a balloon, taking
about 25 minutes, to attract a female mate. When one appears,
the wings are trembled showing the under surface, flashing in
the sunlight and drumming sounds are emitted
Our guide Mr Jeffrey
|Frigate Bird Colony is said to be the largest Frigate Bird
gathering in the world, with an estimated 2,500
• Frigates cannot take off from the sea or from the ground.
• Adults chase other sea birds to grab their catch, hence the names, Frigate Bird
and Man-o-War Bird.
• The colony is a contentious place where birds argue over landing rights, perch
ownership or who owns each nest twig!
• One male and three females produce two young every two years.
• One white egg is laid sometime between mid-September to late March. Incubation
is seven weeks.
• The young are fed by regurgitation. They fly about 25 weeks after hatching. Six years
before first breeding.
• The oldest known age is 34 years.
|A week of fun
while Cyn was in
Barbuda, St Kitts,
Bob: "Ok, who took my clothes?"
Bob, Cyn and I up
at Shirley Heights
of English Harbor
Cyns catch of the day
Bob: "I've got him, get the hook!"
Cyn: "No Way! - Hurry Kim, take
|Kitty: "Perrrfect ticket to
|Cyn: "Who needs
Sea Grapes are along beaches.
Identified by its grape-like cluster of
fruit that is consumed by a number
of Birds and Mammal's. Sea grape
bushes and trees help stabalize