Up Next: Delving Into Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico
On my last visit to Puerto Rico, just five months post-Maria, I didn't stay long enough to get a sense of the recovery. This trip will be different.
The Greening of St. Croix’s Jack and Isaac Bays Preserve
The Jack and Isaac Bays Preserve on St. Croix has never looked so alive and green. Brilliant waters lining secluded white sand beaches. You may never see nature more magnificently in the midst of renewal.
Orient Beach After Irma
It's a little strange seeing it this way... Orient Beach, St. Martin, completely devoid of any and all signs of beachy fun accoutrements.
Post-Hurricane Irma Healing on Cinnamon Bay, St. John
The healing inherent in this particular image extends beyond the usual beachy comforts. What you see is St. John, the island itself, healing.
What Hurricane Irma Couldn’t Take From St. Martin
While the devastating Cat 5 Hurricane Irma exacted a heavy toll in St. Martin, it certainly didn't take everything. No storm ever does.
A Silver Lining to Hurricane Season
As most any Granny or Tanti throughout our islands would surely confirm, you can always expect a bit of a baby boom nine months after a hurricane hits.
Soufriere, Dominica Before The Storm
There's something wrong with this picture of Soufriere, the seaside town in southern Dominica. Anyone who's ever visited would spot the problem instantly.
Calm Before the Chaos of Hurricane Irma in the Dominican Republic
Hurricane Irma was a day or so away; Hurricane Maria, just a few weeks beyond that. The lives of so many of our loved ones would soon be forever changed.
Faith in St. Croix in the Face of Hurricane Maria
The unbreakable spirit of the Crucian people, who overcame the more pronounced Cat 5 menace of Hurricane Hugo 30 years ago, gives me faith in St. Croix.