Lesser Antilles No. 2: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Hi folks!

As promised, herewith, the next islands of the Lesser Antilles. Next up: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

This is another sovereign state, made up of Saint Vincent and – surprise, surprise – the Grenadines. The former is relatively large, covering some 300+km²; the latter is made up of dozens of small and tiny islands, all of which are extraordinarily beautiful – one of them being Mustique.

Others include, for example, the uninhabited Tobago Cays: oh my gorgeous. No wonder yachts swarm around the place: they’re perfect for short tropical strolls:

Other islands have blatantly volcanic structures and, it turns out… tempestuous pasts.

Still others are mere rocky outcrops…

Some are inhabited; others still untamed and unpeopled.


Here you can clearly see the layers of lava from different eruption cycles:

We were told how one of the islands is a nesting ground for hundreds of breeds of birds, which, clearly, aren’t too trusting of unexpected guests:

And now about the rust-colored strips in the water and along the coastlines:

They’re made up of sargassum, a brown seaweed! Heard of the Sargasso Sea? If so – yes, it’s name comes from same seaweed.

As you can imagine, diving is pretty big here. So big I went and finally procured myself an underwater camera. Good idea: It was in the perfect spot for test-driving it:

So there you have it folks. Now you know what Saint Vincent and the Grenadines look like.

Meanwhile, I make my way further along the arc of islands. Next up… – find out tomorrow!

All the photos form Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are here.



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