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... even got to see a couple turtles. When back on land we got lunch at the restaurant attached to the Dive Centre and Castle Lodge accommodation. We then drove up to Champagne Reef as Katie and Dad said it was so good. As we walked down to the sea we saw a few iguanas. Once in the water you could see where the reef got its name from with bubble coming up through the ground making it look like you were swimming in Champagne. There was a lot of life, especially for just snorkeling. We got ...
... to viewing the steam vents. It
looked small and indistinct for its supposed status as a tourist
attraction. Nearby was a restaurant cum spa where one could also
view the steaming pot holes.
spent the next several hours driving around the island enjoying the
natural sights of the dense lush vegetation.
the rich bio-diversity of its surroundings, Dominica offers nature
and tranquility at its best!
... we walked down a set of wooden stairs and walkway out to a small rocky cove where we stashed our bags and got into the water. Once again, we all lucked out as there was no cruise ship in port today - Champagne Reef is a hugely popular area for the tourists. The Reef is so named because there are actually hot springs throughout the area, releasing warm water and bubbles like a glass of champagne! The water was actually quite calm today, with the only strong wave action ...
... face. My freckle face.
While there I was reading a book, by the most famous Dominican author, Jean Rhys. It takes place toward the end of colonization, at the beginning of freedom for the African slaves. A white creole girl does not belong, and has no where to belong to. It's the tale of a person without a place.
These thoughts I think over, as I walk alone in the quiet rain forest, along the trail to the Boiling Lake. No one had asked for my badge there either.
... buy a parrot. In reality Dominica was home to many pirates and their legendary treasure.
Outside of being DHs favourite film location, this little bit of paradise has always been something of an afterthought; Christopher Columbus didn't even put much effort into the naming of the island- apparently he first saw it on a Sunday (dominica is Sunday in Latin) and kept on sailing. Today it's largely ignored by the sun worshipers who flood other parts of ...
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