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2014 Caribbean Cruise – Part 2

Rainbow in the Caribbean Copyright 2014  Andy Richards

Rainbow in the Caribbean
Copyright 2014 Andy Richards

Our next 2 stops were Dominica and Grenada. At the risk of offending the residents of those two fine islands, what I have learned over the years is that these Caribbean islands have a bit of “sameness” to them. They all seem to have some mountain terrain and all have beautiful, sandy, white beaches. The people seem genuinely friendly and industrious, but they have certainly bought into the tourist economy.  In this part of the world, warm sunshine, unexpected but light, rain showers and spectacular skies are common.  And, same or not, what can be wrong with seven days of 80 degree sunshine, Caribbean water and beaches and great food and drink?

Dock From the Cruise Ship Deck; Dominica Copyright 2014  Andy Richards

Dock From the Cruise Ship Deck; Dominica
Copyright 2014 Andy
Richards

The high vantage point of the modern cruise ship deck give a “birds-eye” view of these islands and is a viewpoint that one might not otherwise have to shoot island images.

Downtown St. George's, Grenada Copyright 2014  Andy Richards

Downtown St. George’s, Grenada
Copyright 2014 Andy Richards

A downside of cruising is the very brief glimpses you get of each stop. I am pretty certain that the best way to “see” these islands would be to spend some time there, with some local knowledge. While we were in Dominica, we did not venture far from the docks. We walked around the small downtown of Roseau, and eventually landed at a wharfside bar for one of the local beers. In Grenada, some of our group took a tour. Again, we didn’t venture far from the port.

Bar in Dominica Copyright 2014  Andy Richards

Bar in Dominica
Copyright 2014 Andy Richards

One thing, however, that all of the islands of the Caribbean have, is color. It seems to be everywhere, and it draws the eye.

Tug Boat in Caribbean Waters Copyright 2014  Andy Richards

Tug Boat in Caribbean Waters
Copyright 2014 Andy Richards

Bar in the Caribbean Copyright 2014  Andy Richards

Bar in the Caribbean
Copyright 2014 Andy Richards

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2 Responses

  1. Okay. You can blame me for Sony. 🙂 It (and the lenses) are changing the way that you see. These pictures and your Rome take are some of your best work to date. At least that’s what I think. But, what do I know? 🙂

  2. Well, you know a lot :-). Part of what is happening is that I have been “freed” up to shoot things I see. Another part is that I have been (trying anyway) to listen to you and shoot more of “what is it like to ….”. And another part of it is that I am shooting more of what you like to see :-).

    Thanks. Your comments (all of them) mean a lot to me!

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