Antigua_Sonis a member in Antigua and Barbuda . He has been a member for over 1 year (670 days).
I have been into collecting for some time now. Coins, bills, phone cards and now post cards. All cards welcomed, preferably 4x6 stamped except for multiple in private swap via envelope. I prefer world heritage sites, tourist attractions, modern and old architecture. I am however limited to six per month for direct swap due to overwhelming demands. If you are one the lucky ones though delivery time span from three to ten weeks so please be patient.
About My Home
Antigua is a tropical island situated in the West Indies within the Leeward Islands. Lying approximately seventeen degrees north of the equator, Antigua lies where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. At this point where the two seas crash together a natural phenomenon called the ‘Devil’s Bridge’ occurs. Devil’s Bridge is a natural arch which has been carved by the sea out of soft and hard limestone ledges. The bridge was created when a part of the softer limestone was eroded away by the action of the Atlantic surf crashing against the Caribbean surf.
Antigua makes up one half of the island nation Antigua and Barbuda. Like most locations which lie in the tropics, the proximity to the equator means that the region doesn’t experience four distinct seasons, and there is in fact very little seasonal variation. On the whole, the temperature in Antigua averages in the mid twenties year round, with the annual average minimum to maximum temperature range sitting at 21 ºC to 30 ºC and the temperature rarely falling below 20 ºC.
Different to most islands in the tropics, Antigua experiences relatively low humidity which makes the tropical weather mildly more bearable. It is in fact drier than most Caribbean islands and averages only 1140mm of annual rainfall. Most of this rainfall falls in the months of July and October.
Like most of the Caribbean Islands, Antigua receives a break from the sometimes overwhelming heat when the ‘trade winds’ begin to blow. Situated in the Leeward Islands, Antigua is subject to the prevailing winds in the area which blow from the northeast. These winds temper the harsh heat and add an enjoyable, soothing touch to the tropical climate.