Beautiful, diverse, strange, mysterious… I could share an extensive list of adjectives describing the Lesser Antilles and you will still probably find that I am missing some that would match your perception. From the minute we landed in Barbados we found ourselves in a reality that was different from that in the rest of the Americas. Historically speaking, these islands are a result of confrontation between the main colonial powers in Europe to control the trading of one the most important commodities at the time, sugar. Culturally speaking, they are an amazing mix of religions and background that is still in a process to define their uniqueness and flavor. From the ornithological point of view, it gets more complicated and interesting: they are labs of evolution. Every time I come to the Lesser Antilles I feel as if I was taken out of planet Earth and dropped in a different one, less diverse but more fascinating.
The Lesser Antilles aboard the Sea Cloud
February 16-24, 2023
Compiled by David Ascanio.
Leaders: Victor Emanuel, Barry Lyon, David Ascanio, Peter Zika and Larry Wolff.
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