On Tuesday morning we came into port in Tortola
and Wednesday Antigua.
Both days we took a walk about up and down the local streets that were close to the ship.
Sidewalks start and end randomly and we often found that pedestrians do not have the right of way . .
all over the world.
I fell behind in the walk abouts . . .
always looking up at the flowers and. .
and at the yards.
Brightly painted doors and windows invited us into this spice house.
I love school uniforms. .
I've never worn one myself but washed several for 12 years.
A fine looking rooster. . .
made me think about home.
Town is busier when the cruise ships are parked side by side.
Nice to know the Royal Bank of Canada has branches in the Caribbean too.
Nice to know that not all places in the world are worried about being politically correct.
I don't think that a public park bench would hold such truths at home.
This old church in Antigua was being renovated. ..
and we could not peek behind the fence but the old cemetery was open and we walked through the tall grass.
I did wonder if they have snakes there . .
and later someone told me they did not. .
but I was brave ..
and that counted.
Big door. .
little door ..
(as I said that in my head. .I thought of the grands . ..and the books I often read)
I wondered when the last time was someone unlocked this gate.
and then we thought about lunch and walked back to the ship. .
and sat and read. .
and ate our lunch on the deck. . .
and I thought about the poverty we had seen just off the ship ..
and I tried to not feel unsettled about it all.
all for now. .