The Sticky Wicket in question is literally a stone's throw from VC Bird International Airport in Antigua. This fine establishment, which is a bar/restaurant just over the road from the airport, was recommended to me by former LIAT CEO Mark Darby as he knew I had a couple of hours to kill before my connecting flight to St Maarten.
Now he should know as he's just spent three years or so running Antigua-based LIAT, which operates a fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-300s around the Caribbean islands. This shot shows a couple of LIAT's Dash 8s and one still in Caribbean Star colours at VC Bird (the two carriers were merged a while back).
Coming off the British Airways 777 from Gatwick I started snapping a few shots but got the eye from security so I can't show you the guy with the mike welcoming travellers to Antigua along with his reggae band. That was one of the warmest welcomes I ever had to a country I must say.
Anyhow, here is the ramp at VC Bird.
And the reason for all this Caribbean activity is I am here for the Airline Business Network Latin America event, which brings together airlines and airports from around the Caribbean and across Latin America to discuss new routes.
Mark Darby is moderating the conference session here on Monday morning.
Come back for more about the event over the next couple of days.