While in Southampton, we took the opportunity to drive through the New Forest and up to see the Salisbury Cathedral.
|Curious Donkey in the New Forest near Southampton|
Caribbean DelightsIf you are ever looking for a wild adventure -- look no further than a rental car on Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Take North American cars with left hand drive and drive them on the British (some would say 'wrong' side of the road). Add narrow, twisty roads - often without center lines -- and you have a recipe for excitement!!
We enjoyed some wonderful snorkeling in the waters of Bonaire and Aruba. Bonaire, in particular, is special because the entire reef system surrounding the island is protected within the Bonaire Marine Park . The reefs are still in fairly good shape, given the threats to corals throughout the world, with ocean acidification, warming oceans, and rising sea levels.
|Snorkeling in the Marine Park that encompasses Bonaire|
|Green Honeycreeper, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad|
|Purple Honeycreeper, Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad|