End of the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. E.Y Harburg The end of the year and the end of a rainbow are curious things. I sit back and think. The rainbow, as beautiful as it is, does not exist without stormy weather. Likewise, IContinue reading “End of the Rainbow”

Land Critters

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell All sorts of sea creatures grace the pages of this blog. But, unfortunately, I’ve shamefully neglected the beasts that roam the land. Like most other locals that have hosted a human civilization, the Virgin Islands have farm animals. But, in theContinue reading “Land Critters”

I’m Not a Fisherman

 “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope,” John Bucha I’m not a fisherman, but I have fish stories. My uncle Charles took me on my first fishing trip. I was four, armed with a bamboo pole, and hadContinue reading “I’m Not a Fisherman”

Coral People

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day. Unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour.” Zen saying People have been stacking rocks forever for lots of reasons. Sometimes the piles are directional indicators other times, they are markers of a boundary or even warning signs. Often the stacks areContinue reading “Coral People”

Secret Harbour

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. bRYANt H. Hill I can’t tell you where this is because, well, it’s a secret, a secret harbour. But, I will tell you it’s on the south shore of St Thomas, you won’t find it on any chart, at least not by the name Secret HarborContinue reading “Secret Harbour”

Carribean Reef Squid

The only thing we have to fear is a giant wheelchair-crushing squid. Well… uh… actually, I guess that’s the only thing I have to fear. — Franklin D. Roosevelt Curious creatures, these luminous swimmers be. Forward and backward, gliding effortlessly with the smoothest of directional shifts, they keep a giant eye focused on the floating humanContinue reading “Carribean Reef Squid”