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.

The Devil’s People

I asked her what exactly she meant by “the devils people”. I wanted to know so I could recognize them and so I could be sure I wasn’t one of them. She said not to worry because she can recognize them straight off and I don’t seem like one.

APUAINET

Given the duration of our stay, today I signed up for residential internet service known as APUAINET at the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA). The lines to pay bills moved so slowly that I wondered why people weren’t walking up and down the lines selling food and cold drinks. Luckily however, signing up for the internet service was quite quick and efficient. While I was filling out the various forms, at least 3 or 4 passing employees asked me “are you getting through”? I felt well taken care of. The sales rep told me that I would just have to plug-in the modem and they would perform the configuration required on their end to turn on the service within two to four business days. I’m very much hoping that they aren’t talking West Indian time, in which case I may  not see internet service anytime soon.

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Internet Cafe

I appreciated the large fan that kept the room cool while I was on the internet.]

In the last few years I’ve rarely been without internet for more than a few hours, though I probably could have benefitted from being unplugged for much longer. I got my fix today when I visited an internet café in St. Johns. Clement Joseph’s internet shop in St. John’s was comfortable and the connection was fast. Clement turned out to be a photographer in his own right, and showed me some of his work.

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Legacy of Pirates

The mountain was reputedly a great vantage point for gunning down pirate boats looking to plunder Antigua’s riches.

The mountain was reputedly a great vantage point for gunning down pirate boats looking to plunder Antigua’s riches.

Jabberwock Beach

The horse was unquestionably beautiful, and its rider seemed to be well in tune with its nature. I was surprised that the horse seemed so calm rather than being as jittery as racehorses often seem. The sea must agree with it.

I will admit that I dreaded getting up at the hour in the morning required to go to church. But of course, tired as we were, we had to go because Grandma loves her church and we very much appreciate Grandma.

Our Island Home

Even in the early evening, the water is warm and inviting.

Even in the early evening, the water is warm and inviting.

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