In total, there are several dozens of islands in the Caribbean Sea that vary in size and geographical structure … Here we will tell you about several islands of paradise, the most popular among Russians. Antigua is a tropical paradise located on the sheltered islands in the eastern Caribbean. About 30 miles north is the completely flat coral island of Barbuda, where divers from all over the world seek. Previously, Barbuda could be called a “paradise for garbage collectors,” since on its reefs there were many remains of wrecked ships. Now it is a haven for birds living in this area. Antigua attracts with its warm calm breeze, beautiful coasts and a protective, almost undamaged wall of a coral reef. This would be a great place to shelter the fleet. That is why, when the legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson arrived on the island, he Continue reading
The fact that in the region located between the two Americas runs most cruise routes is not surprising: a combination of densely populated coasts, an abundance of tropical islands and developed passenger shipbuilding should give just such a result.
Indeed, there is plenty to choose from – for those who first decided to go on a cruise, and for experienced sea wolves. Of course, this direction is most suitable for those who decided to escape from the daily routine into the romance of tropical islands; however, here, it turns out, there are subtleties.
From a geographical point of view, the Caribbean Islands, formerly called the West Indies, consist of the Antilles Big and Small, and the Bahamas. The Greater and Lesser Antilles are located in the Caribbean, and the Bahamas is in the Atlantic Ocean. They differ from the point of view of the landscape: if the Antilles are of volcanic origin, rising Continue reading
The Caribbean has long been recognized as one of the most dangerous for navigation. Tropical hurricanes, often “visiting” this region, bring with them many troubles. For example, Hurricane Gilbert (Spanish el Huracán Gilbert), which swept in 1988 at a speed of 320 km / h, left a strip of catastrophic destruction 4 km wide. and killed about 400 people. In 2004, Hurricane Jenny (Spanish el Huracán Jenny) killed 1,314 people in Haiti.
The Caribbean is a seismic zone. According to the observations of scientists, the Caribbean lithosphere plate is annually shifted east by almost 20 mm.
Due to the movements of the earth’s crust, the collision of the North American and Caribbean lithospheric plates became one of the most catastrophic earthquakes of recent years: on January 12, Continue reading