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Antigua

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Monday April 22, 2013

St. John's, Canada

Caption: Antigua, also known as Wadadli, is an island in the West Indies, in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region, the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua means "ancient" in Spanish and was named by Christopher Columbus after an icon in Seville Cathedral, Santa Maria de la Antigua—St. Mary of the Old Cathedral.The name Wadadli comes from the original Amerindian inhabitants and means approximately "our own". The island's circumference is roughly 54 miles and its area is 108 square miles. Its population was 80,161 at the 2011 Census. The economy is mainly reliant on tourism, with the agricultural sector serving the domestic market. Over 31,000 people live in the capital city, St. John's. The capital is situated in the north-west and has a deep harbour which is able to accommodate large cruise ships. Other leading population settlements are All Saints (3,412) and Liberta (2,239), according to the 2001 census. English Harbour on the south-eastern coast is famed for its protected shelter during violent storms. It is the site of a restored British colonial naval station called "Nelson's Dockyard" after Captain Horatio Nelson. Today English Harbour and the neighbouring village of Falmouth are internationally famous as a yachting and sailing destination and provisioning centre. During Antigua Sailing Week, at the end of April and beginning of May, the annual world-class regatta brings many sailing vessels and sailors to the island to play sports.

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12. pincollector1
5:53 AM GMT on April 30, 2013
Hi Sunriselvr and Chris:

Thank you very much. Ron
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11. ChrisAnthemum
2:22 AM GMT on April 30, 2013
Congrats on a second World View this week, Ron!
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10. sunriselvr
6:55 PM GMT on April 25, 2013
This picture makes me want to go to Antigua!
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9. pincollector1
6:29 PM GMT on April 25, 2013
I will look into that. Thanks. They should have been listed as St. John's, Antigua NOT St. John's, Newfoundland. Ron
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8. canuckjune
1:58 PM GMT on April 25, 2013
Ron have you noticed your pictures are showing Canada and Croatia instead of the Caribbean??
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7. pincollector1
3:44 AM GMT on April 24, 2013
Hi Katy99780:

Thank you very much. Ron
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6. katy99780
1:42 AM GMT on April 24, 2013
BEAUTIFUL Ron!
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5. pincollector1
11:57 PM GMT on April 23, 2013
Hi Canuckjune and Nanapoo:

Thank you very much. The Caribbean is great part of the world to visit. Ron
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4. nanapoo
11:20 PM GMT on April 23, 2013
WOW!! Gorgeous!
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3. canuckjune
10:34 PM GMT on April 23, 2013
You must be on the way home Ron hope you had a great trip.
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2. pincollector1
9:38 PM GMT on April 23, 2013
Hi Wanda:

Thank you very much. Ron
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1. Wanda1948
9:09 PM GMT on April 23, 2013
Very beautiful view! Empty beach is ideal for walks through the water! Great shot, Ron!
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About pincollector1

I am a professional photographer living in Winnipeg, Canada. My special interests are people and nature photography. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. Winnipeg has a very agreeable climate in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winters can be quite cold especially in January. No matter what season, picture taking opportunities in Winnipeg are excellent.

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