Answer Key: Easter 2020 Virtual Easter Egg Hunt
We hope you enjoyed your bunny hop through the Caribbean Islands. Tell us in the comments below how many you got correct!
- Saint-Pierre, Martinique. The city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1902.
- Today this is Haiti.
- Kick ‘em Jenny is a submarine volcano growing from the sea floor just north of Grenada.
- Aruba is the A in the ABC Islands.
- Bone Island is the original name for Key West. Havana, Cuba is about 100 miles from Key West (early charts showed it as less than 100) and travel to Cuba from the US has been forbidden with some exceptions.
- Trinidad is famous for its Pitch Lake (natural asphalt) and as the birth place of the steel pan (steel drum).
- Port Royal is located at the entrance to Kingston Harbor, Jamaica and was famous for its pirates. In 1692 a massive earthquake caused much of it to subside into the sea.
- Seven Mile Beach is one of the most famous attractions on Grand Cayman Island along with its sea turtle farm.
- The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was the world’s largest radio telescope from its construction in 1963 until 2016 when a new facility in China surpassed it. It is spectacularly suspended in a bowl shaped valley and has been featured in several movies such as Contact. Among its many discoveries was the Crab Nebula Pulsar, helping prove the existence of neutron stars.
- The Brimstone Hill Fortress sits 800 ft above the sea on the island of St. Kitts (originally known as St. Christopher) and is referred to as the Gibraltar of the West Indies. The volcanic hill it is built on is also known as Brimstone Hill.
- Ambergris Caye is part of Belize, formerly British Honduras. It was actually physically part of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula until the Maya or the ocean (depends on who tells the story) cut a canal that severed the connection. San Pedro Town is the largest settlement on the island and is known for its golf carts.
- Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s first wife, was born on Martinique in 1763.
- Grenada is known as the Spice Island thanks to its production of nutmeg and mace.
- Paradise Island is connected by bridge to the city of Nassau, New Providence Island in the Bahamas. It is home to the well known resort of Atlantis. But North Bimini Island a bit farther north in the Bahamas would be a good answer as well. The mysterious underwater formation know as the Bimini Road there has been said by some to be part of the real Atlantis.
- Barbados sits east of all the other West Indies. Green Monkeys from West Africa were introduced to the island around 350 years ago. Loved by most tourists, they are hated by most gardeners!
- The Baths is a jumble of huge volcanic boulders on Virgin Gorda island in the British Virgin Islands.
- Two well-known islands are divided politically. Hispaniola is home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The much smaller island of St. Marten/Sint Maarten is divided French and Dutch.
- Guadeloupe Island is actually two islands basically touching each other and its shaped like a butterfly on a map.
- Montserrat Island is home to the Soufriere Hills Volcano, which erupted on July 18, 1995 devastating a large portion of the southern half of the island including the capital of Plymouth. Between half to two thirds of the island is in the volcanic exclusion zone, much of which is covered in ash/dust from the eruption.
- The Isle of Pines is Cuba’s largest off shore island and had a name change in 1978 to the Isle of Youth.