Friday, 31 January 2020

Discovering the Wildlife

Venturing out into the sun and scrub beyond the resort to see what was common.  From the top: White-Crowned Pigeon; Ruddy Turnstone (same bird as ours); Gray Kingbird (a large flycatcher); Mongoose (an introduced species); Silver Spider (argiope argentata); Bananaquit; Magnificent Frigate Bird (immature); our friendly cabin lizard and Antillean Crested Hummingbird. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Off to the Windies

7.30 in the morning at Gatwick saw Ann and I, plus Peter and Holly, having breakfast after checking in our baggage and negotiating security.  Less than twelve hours later were in Antigua, W.I. and finding our cabin, the beach and the cocktail bar.  Welcome to Paradise, as the passport officer said to me.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

The Old Folks at Home

Yesterday we finished the 1000-piece jigsaw we were given for Christmas, completing it in just under a month.  

Monday, 20 January 2020


                     A buzzard in the field behind the house.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Wolf Moon

Penumbral Moon.  Photographed at 1900hrs today.  Because it was shadowed by the Earth, it was much darker than it usually is.