As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Day Two – Jolly Harbour Sailing School

The second day at the Jolly Harbour Sailing School saw the whole crew cast off and sail as a flotilla to a nearby beach called Five Islands.

Day One – Jolly Harbour Sailing School

True to their word, they got him sailing on his own by the end of the day. He even took out his first passenger.

Bus Stop

After I dared them to the kids finally got up the nerve to call out “bus stop” which is what you tell the bus driver when you want the bus to stop and let you off.

Eric’s Photos – Last Lap from Antigua and Barbuda Carnival 2010

My son Eric’s photos showed a developing connection with his subjects.

2010 Antigua and Barbuda Carnival – Last Lap

When the parades pass you recognize that some of the mas bands represent other islands like Dominica, and Haiti. A big melting pot all enjoying Antiguan Carnival.

J’ouvert – 2010 Antigua and Barbuda Carnival

This year I actually played Jouvert Mas rather than take pictures. Even if you’re just staying in Antigua for a short time, with the place being so small, when you’re playing mas you’ll likely end up saying a friendly hello to a few people you’ve met while enjoying yourself dancing between the music truck and the drinks truck as both roll along the parade route until morning.

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