Sunday, January 17, 2010

M/V Wanderbird off the Spanish Virgin Islands, 2010

M/V Wanderbird - Horizon
1/640 sec at f/8

Isla de Culebra (Snake Island) is located approximately 17 miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland. Culebra is an archipelago consisting of the main island and twenty-three smaller islands that lie off its coast. The largest of these cays are: Culebrita and Cayo Norte. Islands in the archipelago are arid, meaning they have no rivers or streams, resulting in very clear surrounding waters due to lack of run-off. Without a local source, all of the fresh water for residents has to travel over 17 miles from the Puerto Rican mainland. For more info visit:

M/V Wanderbird- Starboard Rigging
1/320 sec at f/4

M/V Wanderbird was built in 1963 and used as a beam fishing trawler in the harsh conditions of the North Sea for 27 years. She was refit in 2002 by Karen and Rick Miles to carry passengers for expedition cruises to Newfoundland, Labrador, Maine, and the Caribbean. Wanderbird proved to be an excellent platform for capturing the Caribbean photographs featured in this show. For more info visit:

Length (LOA) - 90 feet / Beam - 21 feet
Draft - 10 feet / Displacement – 112 tons
Built 1963, H. de Hass Shipyard, Maassluis, Holland

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