Friday, June 29, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

All good things must come to an end. And this is the last posting of images from my Eastern Caribbean Sea trip (above water that is). Next week I will start to show some images that I took of its underwater world.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

After a fun-filled time sailing, it was time for Ellie to relax in the water with a rum punch.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

It was a great day for a sail. Blue sky, puffy clouds and turquoise blue water.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

Yes, I am back from my latest trip (Canada this time). But before images from that trip can be shared, I must view, sort, edit, and cull them. In the meantime I still have more images from the Eastern Caribbean to share. The last Island I visited was Grand Turk. There are two reasons to visit Grand Turk. The sailing and the snorkeling/diving.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

My camera trigger finger is itching again, so I'm off on another adventure. When I come back I will share more pictures from the Caribbean. To hold you till then here is a close-up of an orchid I shot in the rain forest in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

Yokahu Tower - Few places in the world offer more beautiful sites than the rain forest in the Luquillo Mountains. Legend says the good spirit "Yuquiyu" reigned from this mountaintop protecting Puerto Rico and its people.
The Forest Service built this 75-foot structure in 1962 as an observation tower. It was constructed in the style of the older Mt. Britton Tower, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.
There are 98 steps to the top of the tower. At the top, you will have a panoramic view of the northeast coast, offshore islands and magnificent views of mountain peaks.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

Here are two more fun pictures from the rain forest.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

Here are a couple of flower images from the rain forest.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Eastern Caribbena Sea

I visited El Yunque National Forest while in Puerto Rico. El Yunque Rain Forest is the only tropical rain forest in the US National Parks system. Ample rainfall (over 200 inches a year in some areas) creates a jungle-like setting – with lush foliage, waterfalls and rivers. Hike along the trails that cover miles of breathtaking terrain.The Forest contains hundreds of species of trees, orchids, plants and a few animals. You will hear the Coqui frogs and see large snails as they enjoy the moisture of the forest. You will also hear many birds as you walk the trails.

La Coca Falls is a spectacular natural falls located in El Yunque. There is an 85ft cascade as the stream tumbles from a precipice to the right of the highway onto boulder formations.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Eastern Caribbean Sea

After a fun day sailing it was time to head back to shore. Next week Puerto Rico.