Hibiscus Valley Inn
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... started. Jen was first as usual on the descents, and we took our time, working our way slowly down the narrow ridge back from elfin woodland into montane forest and then the rainforest once again. Our goal was the Breakfast River, but the distance and vertical height was so far it took ages to get there. By now the blisters on my heels ached with every single step, and I could feel the energy sapped from my muscles. I kept wondering whether there was a physical ...
... ever upwards again. An hour after leaving the Breakfast River behind, the three of us reached the top of a mountain. Yeah, an official mountain, called Morne Nicholls (Morne means "mount" in the local language, apparently, and Nicholls is one of the first outsiders to have seen the Boiling Lake). The summit is around 3,000 feet above sea level, although we started at 1,600 feet back at Ti Tou Gorge. The top of the first ridge was around 2,200 feet, and went back ...
We've arrived in Dominica! The flight was fun - nothing like getting used to the concept of 'island time' right off the bat. We boarded some 20 minutes late and took off maybe 15 minutes late. But since no one had anywhere to be, it didn't matter much. The plane (pictured) held perhaps some 45 passengers, and was about half full. The flight itself was surprisingly good and smooth, but like all smaller and particularly propeller-driven planes, is subject to ...
... hike to a beautiful water fall tucked away in the rainforest. Once we reach the falls everyone went swimming at the base of the water fall. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. We did have to get a tour guide to get the falls because the trails were not well marked. Our guide was a 23 year-old local named Leon. During our taxi ride back Leon sang some local reggae songs to our entire group. He was a great guy and was good having him on our ...
... started putting the first one up and before it was raised all the way, the sheet (which was actually a cheap nylon thing) tore. On to the other spare sail. Turns out that one was already ripped just as badly as the one we already had. So much as we expected, we would be motoring the whole way.
To break up the monotony we did see the Martinique Coast Guard running some drills where they lower a guy from a helicopter into the water and raise him up on ...
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