Sunset on Open Water

A beautiful view of the setting sun to close out the day after a full day of exploring the tiny Caribbean island of Martinique. I’m not a huge fan of cruises because I’d much rather spend more time at the destinations engrossing myself in the culture. Fourteen hours in a place is hardly enough time…

Martinique Canal

The small Caribbean Island of Martinique is home to both natural beauty and devastation. This picturesque canal, lined with colorful housing and boats, is a good example of urban beauty found in an amazing place with a history of natural disasters.

Ocean Flower

I found these beautiful Yellow Allamanda flowers overlooking the clear blue Caribbean waters on the island of Martinique. The yellow really stands out against the blue ocean and sky.

Sailing Martinique

I have written before on the appeal of setting out and sailing on the open ocean. Seeing this sailboat off the picturesque coast of the Caribbean Island of Martinique only strengthens that desire to throw off the modern world and let the wind take me wherever it blows. 

Martinique Palm

There are over 3,000 species of palm trees in the world. I found this particular palm standing tall, growing out of the black volcanic sand on the Caribbean Island of Martinique.

Black Sand

Deadly volcanic eruptions create gorgeous black beaches like this one. The way the blueish green Caribbean water pops against the black sand is amazing. This is the beauty that comes from disaster. This is the Martinique beach created by Pelée’s devastation.

Jamacian Church

I took this image somewhere along the coast, east of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The grave stones surround much of the building. I love the way the brick stands out against the blue sky.


This is the small town of Saint-Pierre, located on Martinique in the eastern Caribbean Sea. At the turn of the 20th century, Saint-Pierre was a thriving city known in Europe as the, “Paris of the West Indies.” It’s infamous volcano, Mount Pelée, lies hidden in the clouds on the left. On May 8th, 1902, Mount Pelée…