|This Eastern Kingbird (?) followed us there. We saw it just a few days in Ontario just a few days prior|
The island has been, on and off, the subject of parliamentary interest as various MPs proposed annexing the currently British territory with Canada. Unfortunately for Canadians, the closest it came was a private member's bill in 1974 that was rejected. On the resort a third of the staff seemed to be from Canada (Quebec, mostly) so there was no shortage of Canadian spirit.
We spent most of our time at Club Med - an all-inclusive resort that is perfect for people who like trying new things. We had included instruction of windsurfing, sailing, snorkel trips, and flying trapeze and could generally enjoy those out as much as our sunburnt skin could endure.
The real reason we came this far (we didn't meet anyone else whose commute came even close to the 15 hours it took for us to get home) was for the diving.
|30 minutes after this photo was taken I had to be rescued by motorboat from drifting too far offshore. My memory of a year-old lesson in windsurfing had a big hole in the part, "where to position your feet"|
|We were a bit disappointed with shark sightings. This is the closest we came, just a silhouette of a Caribbean reef shark disappearing into the blue|
And for a video:
After speaking with other divers, we concluded that it would've been better to choose a different dive operator who could take us to the lesser dived southern and western part of the islands. The diving wasn't bad...it just wasn't great, and our hopes were pretty high. We had a great time with the other guests as well, most of whom were activity-minded like us.