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.

Ya-So So Bakery

This bakery was a fortunate find for us.

I’m not much of a person for sweets these days, but I do love bakeries, and I local Antiguan bakeries even more. I love the sweet heavy bread of the raisin buns, and I love the thick pastry of the coconut tarts.

Dennis Bar & Restaurant

Dennis behind his bar enjoying serving good food and good drinks to good people.

Dennis was behind his bar enjoying the day serving good food and good drinks to good people.

Vegetarianism in Antigua

The vegetarian meal was colourful. I found its different textures to be beautiful both visually as well as in culinary terms.

Today I went to the studio of Edison Liburd, another painter whom I’m interviewing for my book. His wife very graciously offered myself and my kids to partake in their vegetarian meal.

Roti King

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Though I had just gotten pizza for my kids, for myself I wanted to try some more traditional local fare. I was nearby the place where I parked my car off High Street and Corn Alley in downtown St. John’s and recognized a street vendor whom I then asked for recommendations.

John’s Pizza


In the town of St. John’s, Antigua on Market Street and across from the Royal Bank there is a small pizza shop with doors of turquoise.

The Beach Restaurant at Dickenson Bay

The Siboney Ginger Ale we were served appeared to be bottled in Antigua. The inclusion of a local beverage was a nice touch.

Antigua is reputed to have over three hundred and sixty five beaches. During our summer in Antigua we are committed to seeing as many as we like. Today we were on a quest to see Dickenson Bay. As mentioned in a previous post, I recently acquired two maps of Antigua from The Map Shop on St. Mary’s Street in the capital of Antigua, St. John’s. With my new map in hand I had no trouble finding Dickenson Bay. We spent the morning liming (doing nothing in particular) but had worked up an appetite doing so. We were glad to find The Beach Restaurant open when we got to the beach after 5:00 pm. We enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service immensely (see my review on And the sailboat bouncing gently on the waves in front of us reminded us that the beach was waiting after our meal. The restaurant was directly adjacent to the beautiful Sandals Resort in Antigua. As we were leaving the restaurant I saw only my second pair of white crowned pigeons in nearly two weeks. Thirty years ago when I was last in Antigua they were very common. Today I wondered whether this pair was one of the last. I wonder what is behind their drop in numbers.

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