|In the early 2019, I had only seen a small part of
the amassing Caribbean Islands. In 1997, I went around
and its fantastic diving
in 2006 and again in
and I explored
Trinidad & Tobago
In an attempt to escape the Danish winter (which is like a freezer; cold and dark), I planned a tour around the remaining countries and two colonies in the early 2019. A few weeks before I planned to leave, all 24 flights, 11 cars and 92 nights in hotels are booked - non refundable - and USA is kind of closing down due to a childish stubbornness. That means my first stop-over, being in Fort Lauderdale, might just be STOP????
I start out in the north-western corner and end down south-east. It is the perfect time of year - except everyone else is here as well. Just after the rainy season, when things are green and lush, no hurricanes and perfect temperatures.
The little backpack is fare from full, and it weights only 3,0 kg, but I doubt I will need much, and things can be bought. I will be wearing additional 1,7 kg: Flip-flops, camera, trouser and alike. A total below 5 kg, and real comfortable.
The plan for the three next months are (read the diary and see the pictures under each country):
25/1 Bahamas: New Providence and Great Bahamas
22/2 Dominican Republic
7/3 Puerto Rico (US)
14/3 Virgin Islands (US): Thomas, St John and St Croix
19/3 Saint Kitts and Nevis
25/3 Antigua and Barbuda, but not Barbuda
6/4 Saint Lucia
11/4 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, but not the Grenadines
That ought to keep me warm and entertained for three months.
I will not be
visiting all of the minor islands, nor some of the colonies: