Grand Turk Island.

Grand Turk Island. There is very little on the island except really great beaches and even better diving. I took a taxi from one end of the island to the other, to see the lighthouse and the island in general.

Th lighthouse in the sun. This is very close to the spot where many people believe Columbus first landed on the left side of the Atlantic.
Th lighthouse in the sun. This is very close to the spot where many people believe Columbus first landed on the left side of the Atlantic.

More interestingly, the old US Navy Base (a suitable distance for keeping an eye on Cuba) is now all broken down.
More interestingly, the old US Navy Base (a suitable distance for keeping an eye on Cuba) is now all broken down.




I went to a dive center to go snorkeling.
I went to a dive center to go snorkeling.

I waited by this beach for my boat.
I waited by this beach for my boat.

I joined the dive master and a couple on the boat. They all did a scuba dive, and I tagged along with snorkeling. The snorkeling spot is the best place I’ve ever been, for both water clarity, sea life, types of rock, etc.
I joined the dive master and a couple on the boat. They all did a scuba dive, and I tagged along with snorkeling. The snorkeling spot is the best place I've ever been, for both water clarity, sea life, types of rock, etc.

I dived down to 44 feet, for sure, as the dive master checked when I reached the group. I know I dived deeper than that though, down to about 50 feet. In doing so, it seems I didn’t equalize the pressure in my mask, and got these weird bruises around my eyes.
I dived down to 44 feet, for sure, as the dive master checked when I reached the group. I know I dived deeper than that though, down to about 50 feet. In doing so, it seems I didn't equalize the pressure in my mask, and got these weird bruises around my eyes.

It was a holiday. The town was deserted by mid-afternoon.
It was a holiday. The town was deserted by mid-afternoon.

I took photos of the Prinsendam as the sun set.
I took photos of the Prinsendam as the sun set.


Here’s a HDR photo of the Prinsendam. I take a lot of photos of this ship, and I think this is one of my favorites.
Here's a HDR photo of the Prinsendam. I take a lot of photos of this ship, and I think this is one of my favorites.


Devil’s Island, French Guyana.

Devil’s Island, French Guyana. It’s a tiny island, once a French prison, and now full of monkeys, parrots, and other wildlife.

The Prinsendam from the island.
The Prinsendam from the island.

Looking across to another small island.
Looking across to another small island.

Monkey!
Monkey!

Monkey!
Monkey!

Parrot!
Parrot!

More parrots.
More parrots.

Feeding parrots.
Feeding parrots.

Monkey!
Monkey!

What the hell is this animal?
What the hell is this animal?

Leaves.
Leaves.

Branches.
Branches.

Old windows.
Old windows.

Playing with my strobe.
Playing with my strobe.

Me.
Me.