Established in 1958 and made a no-take marine reserve in 1986, the park guarantees beauty and bounty at every turn. Great hikes, beaches, coral reefs for snorkeling and diving, safe anchorage to weather the storms, the Park has lots to offer. This is the only park that functions both as a marine reserve and recreational area in the whole of the Caribbean. Proof abounds of the tremendous benefit this park provides to lobster, grouper and conch fisheries for a 150 mile radius.
Besides giving breeding ground refuge to marine and shore life flora, the Park makes rigorous efforts to educate the public on safe and ecological boating practices. Every visit here reminds me to use biodegradables, to conserve water and take care with grey/black water discharges. I call this next picture "Death by Plastic".
We are hearing reports of new snows back home, just as the first crocuses had popped their heads out. I will not be in any hurry to rush back until all that nasty is totally gone. There are still more than two weeks left of my sojourn here and I am going to devour every day remaining. Drop me a line and tell me about life where you are. Are you living in the moment, each and every day? Is the cold routine of winter still holding you down, or has the promise of Spring made herself known where you are? I am sending warm and sunny thoughts your way, so keep a lookout for them.