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Bird Watch SXM

night-heronBy Mark Yokoyama

Enjoy birding: time and season

Birds are nature's alarm clocks and calendars. The rooster crows at the break of dawn; and the swallows come back to Capistrano. Here, too, our feather friends help us mark the hours of the day and the passing of the seasons.

Before sunrise, the dark air around my balcony is filled with the chatter of kingbirds, grackles and thrashers...

On Emancipation: Are we free yet?

By Doran Joseph

St. Maarten celebrated Emancipation Day on July 1 and many turned out to commemorate the struggles...

Ready Set Sail in Kalimantan – Part 2

Pic_1._The_Corina_IV_crew_cruising_down_the_Kumai_river~ 'Watch out! The orangutan is about to grab your bag!' ~

By Laura Bijnsdorp

Our Indonesian visas were almost...

Ready Set Sail in Kalimantan Part 1

Pic_1._Town_of_Kumai_with_the_grey_birdnest_factories‘Monkeys everywhere!’


By Laura Bijnsdorp


Our Indonesian visa was almost expired and we had one...

Classic Cars: The Art Form of the XX Century

AC_coupeBy Adrian and Montague Kobbe

AC is best known by most for its emblematic Cobra, the sort of sports car every child...

Ready Set Sail in Bali – Indonesia

Pic_7._Exploring_the_rice_paddies"Is he really walking on fire?"

By Laura Bijnsdorp

I was once again in Bali, I had been there during Christmas to...

Bird Watch SXM

tern-sickBy Mark Yokoyama

Enjoy birding: one bird

On St. Maarten, a great day of birding doesn't necessarily involve seeing...

Ready Set Sail in Flores – Indonesia

Pic_5._A_Komodo_Dragon_trying_to_get_into_our_dinghy“I think they want to eat us!”

By Laura Bijnsdorp


Manta’s and a beach cleanup

We anchored off the...

Bird Watch SXM

yellow-warblerBy Mark Yokoyama

Enjoy birding: books and binoculars

The tools used for birding are much less interesting than...

Ready Set Sail in the Raja Ampats, Part 3

Pic_6._A_collection_of_human_skulls_at_a_burial_groundAre those human skulls?


By Laura Bijnsdorp

 The view was breath-taking and even though we could have...

Bird Watch SXM

egretsBy Mark Yokoyama


Enjoy birding: hone your observation skills


Birding, also known as bird-watching...

Ready - Set - Sail in the Raja Ampats, Part 2

laura_21Seeking the Bird of Paradise


By Laura Bijnsdorp


“Noooooo!” I groan when Max opens my cabin door...

‘The Passionate Foodie’

By Lucinda Frye

Our quest is for diverse, indigenous cuisine brought by the many ethnic people from all over the...

Confessions of a 30-something-year-old West Indian woman

taymerBy Taymer Mason


Workplace Romance


Let us face it. You spend more than half of the day at work and...

Aukje de Jong’s pilgrimage in Spain

~ Funds raised for White Yellow Cross Foundation ~

Aukje de Jong left last year on a journey to walk from Lourdes...

Ready Set Sail in the Raja Ampats Part 1

Pic_3._Wobbegong_shark_or_underwater_mop_1Is that a shark or a mop?

By Laura Bijnsdorp

Early in the morning, we arrived in Sorong. The city lies on the tip...

“This is a Hurricane”

On what was one of his last trips to the West Indies Columbus is said to have written in his diary that he had...

Award winning and local authors for this year’s Anguilla Lit Fest

anguilla_Lit_festBy Brenda Carty

The third annual Lit Fest promises to be better than ever with several award winning authors and top...

Plans for Bethlehem Estate take shape

bethlehem~ Dutch Quarter’s untapped potential visualized ~


By Lisa Davis-Burnett


The WEEKender of April...

Water, water everywhere

unesco~ St. Maarten’s water gets attention ~


By Lisa Davis-Burnett


Water, H2O, is considered by many to...

Ready Set Sail in Jayapura

Pic_1._Interesting_fishing_ships_seen_at_the_Jayapura_harbour~ Fuelling up to see Indonesia ~


By Laura Bijnsdorp


After four days of sailing, we reached...

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Notices July 10
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