Kathy & I recently returned from our latest adventure – a 7-night cruise with some time in Florida before and after. We missed seeing our first-ever space launch by 13 seconds, but otherwise had a great time and took a few photos. This has been a busy week but the weekend may provide some time to catch up on processing. In celebration of Friday (why not?) here is a photo to get the ball rolling.
Kathy & I are off on our next adventure. No computers and limited internet. Photos when we return! 🙂
One of the things that Nevis is known for is being home to the Green Vervet Monkey. The population of monkeys is said to exceed the population of people by at least 2X. They have lived on the island since being brought over by the French as pets in the 17th and 18th centuries. Over the years they have formed wild colonies and exist throughout Nevis, St. Kitts and Barbados.
One of the most reliable places to spot monkeys is on the golf course at the Four Seasons. During our visit, we took a golf course tour hoping to see the monkeys. And see we did!
While generally harmless, they are wild animals and can become aggressive when there is food around. As is too often the case, someone on our tour decided to bring bananas and managed to feed some to the monkeys before our guide noticed. She was not pleased.
The biggest problem with the monkeys is that they tend to eat crops, especially favoring mangos and other fruit. And instead of eating the whole fruit they’ll take a bite and throw the rest away. We were told that farmers will go to great lengths to protect their crops from these invaders.
So while these are mostly tourist photos, they help illustrate the story, and provide another educational element of travel! 😉
Kathy & I just returned from a week in Nevis, a Caribbean island that along with St. Kitts is part of the West Indies. This was our second visit there, after thoroughly enjoying a visit there last year. It is a small, quiet and friendly island, with great people, a number of nice restaurants and plenty of scenic views.
This is photo is one of a number of blog-worthy photos that I will share as I get them processed. In the meantime I wanted to get something posted to break my drought!
I needed something new and tropical for my desktop. This is a photo taken on our recent visit to Nevis. It’s processed a bit more aggressively than I usually do it, but I think the result is pretty representative of a beautiful location.
This was taken at sunset on the second tee of the Robert Trent Jones II golf course at the Four Seasons. That’s a guy who designs golf courses, and a big name among golfers, for those who might not know!