Pilots of the Caribbean

Pilots of the Caribbean

  Flying at 17,000 over the French island of Guadeloupe , the pilot and co-pilot of BVI Airways make the morning run to Dominica in the Lesser Antilles. We had taken off  from Tortola a little after nine o’clock on a bright clear Caribbean morning, climbing...
Ice Cream – Ode to Edward Hopper

Ice Cream – Ode to Edward Hopper

  I’ve always been a fan of Edward Hopper and his haunting ability to capture  a sense of after-hours solitude and loneliness and gentle melancholy in his paintings. And so the other evening, when I was pedalling along the seafront promenade at Bexhill-on-Sea...
Cocktail Hour – British Virgin Islands

Cocktail Hour – British Virgin Islands

  Andre the bartender at the old – and now sadly defunct – Pusser’s East bar and grill on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands puts the finish touches – a couple of cherries – to a tropical cocktail early one evening before the rush. I...
Streamline Moderne – Hastings

Streamline Moderne – Hastings

Streamline Moderne is a variant form of art deco, characterised by sleek curving forms, elongated lines and nautical themes. It arrived on the Hastings seafront in a big way in 1937 in the form of the Marine Court Building. At the time it was the tallest block of...
Ring of Brodgar – Orkney

Ring of Brodgar – Orkney

  The Ring of Brodgar, in Orkney, is one of the largest and most haunting of Britain’s ancient stone circles. It was erected more than 4000 years ago on a promontory overlooking two silvery lochs in the heart of Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands, and...