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Dominica
Dominica could not be more different from Martinique.  It is one of the poorer islands and lacks the chic charm of the smarter Martinique towns.  It more than makes up for it in beauty.  We are currently anchored south of Roseau, the capital town, and made it here in time for the carnival.  We're anchored in crystal clear water, with the stern tied to a palm tree!  Diving over the side of the boat we are greeted with the sight of coral and reef fish.  Turtles have been spotted next to the boat!  It is hot, but not awfully so, and the evenings are warm but not stifling.  Tours are not expensive so we have been on a snorkelling tour to see coral reef and to 'Champagne', an area off the beach where volcanic activity makes millions of tiny bubbles emerge from the surrounding reef.  We have been round the island seeing waterfalls and the indigenous (sp?) Carib Indians.  Yesterday we walked in to a beautiful waterfall, but overnight rain made the walk in extremely tough indeed as we had to cross the river a number of times.  We moved on to the anchorage off Portsmouth in the north of the island, which was remarkable only for the amount of rolling that we did during the night!
Date(s): February 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 71 of 71 Total. 795 Visits.
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After a tiring day

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Arriving in Dominica

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Jonty's turn to hoist!

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R and Dad

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M and our boat boy Brian, on our way shopping

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The boys

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In a natural hot pool

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The hot pool

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Boat building, Caribbean style

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TRhe hot pool again

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Kyle the boat boy's son and R

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Jonty at the Kids Carnival

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And Tom too!

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I'm not sure about this!

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Our anchorage at Roseau Bay, Dominica.  The stern is tied to the palm tree!

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On Tour round the island

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Our open truck, and Skippy our one legged tour guide!

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Skippy

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Trafalgar falls

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Yuk! A land crab

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A boiling sulphur pool

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Sulphur crystals crowing

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A humming bird, with steam from a boiling pool in the background

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The humming bird

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Another boiling spring

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Rescuing a truck, whose driver had been on the sauce

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Out it comes

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A bus that was squashed in Hurricane David in 1979

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In Carib Indian territory

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A Carib

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Carnival costumes Carib style

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A Carib chopping open a coconut

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Airborne!

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Splash!

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Tom going off for a dip

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Jonty swimming with his floaty

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