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... at the hotel, my room wasn't ready, so they gave me a complimentary rum punch. First sip blew my head off - it took 2 beers for me to sober up. Met 9 Americans in the bar who invited me to have supper with them. They were pleasant but dull. Afterwards I discovered that most of them were retired state troopers who probably instinctively realised that they needed to keep an eye on me.
WEDNESDAY 25th Feb
Had a lie-in, then wandered ...
... drop our gear in the cabin, wash the salt water off our face and hands and decide to walk to the Botanical Gardens. It is a bit of a walk to this 40 acre park. We learn that Dominica's Botanical Gardens were founded in 1891 as an annex of London's Kew Gardens. We had a great time exploring the Bamboo House, the "David the Goliath" tree, part of which was blown down in 2004 onto an (empty) tour bus squashing it flat. We come upon a sign for "Jack's Walk Trail" - it says 20 ...
... to tourists and the local populace. Small rowboats filled the bay as fishermen plied their trade on an outrageously beautiful day. Our next stop was Scott's Head, a tiny rock/peninsula jutting off the south end of the island, only connected by a strip of dirt road maybe 20 feet wide. Before that, again we stopped by a small seaside restaurant to order lunch for when we came back through. Scott's Head is really a small hill plopped right at the bottom of ...
... Dominican version of a native American reservation. Here is the only place in the Caribbean where the people who were here before Columbus still have a thriving community. The tour through the community was a very good one and I highly recommend it.
It starts with some background. Columbus came to Dominica, named it, left because he couldn't find a decent place to land, and then came back. The people who referred to themselves ...
... decorated to make it feel like it was outside. The food was ok, and the golden apple juice was really good.
Then, it was back to the hotel for my afternoon tour pickup. This tour took us on an inland water adventure. It was ok that it was raining all afternoon because we were soaked anyways. We first drove through the botanical gardens that I had walked yesterday. This time, I had commentary, but it still wasn't that much greater ...
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