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Travel Blogs from Dominica
... Will I be another burden?
Certainly not. I am merely a tortoise. I already know this, but Daniel will have to learn it.
The valley of desolation is true to its name. A boiling hot river emerges from the mountains. It's filled with sulfur. Sometimes the river runs a dark gray, sometimes a milky blue. Black streams ooze out, looking like oil. I can feel the heat on my feet, rising up from the ground. I'm only wearing minimal sandals. The sulfur is so concentrated ...
... dense and tear-able. Delicious.
The weaving is beautiful, intricate, and durable. Formerly the exclusive domain of the men of the tribe, it's now mostly done by the women.
Bring small bills. No one anywhere has change. It's really quite amazing.
Sitting in hot water is one of my top five favorite things to do on earth. The more primitive, the better. So soaking off my feet in a thermal spring at the foot of giant double waterfalls was ...
... Pitons National Park where we hiked to Titou gorge. We donned floatation devices and then jumped into the cold water to swim against the strong current into the cavernous gorge. One of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies was filmed here.
Our last stop of the tour was at Trafalgar falls. We went on a bit of a hike to the falls and then got into the natural hot spring. ...
... We were all there, well apart from Norman, who as we drew closer to Dominica, started to ***** about English football and how it'd be a waste of time to watch them. He was right, well for an English supporter, Eng vs USA 1-1.
We also found out at this point that Norman had won. Cliff after only 6 days on the boat had "decided" to get off. He had done what he wanted to do and was going home. Norman (Eng) vs Cliff (USA) 1-0.
Ness-Mmm not liking the ...
... butter & jelly which by now is reaching rationing status.
A new crew member means Norman can start recycling his stories. Over breakfast we were again treated to the ins & outs of money laudering. By 10:00am it was time to meet Harrison, our tour guide. We skiffed over to his dock and Norman said he should be there any minute. When he showed up we followed him along the rocky shore to the back of a really rundown house where a bunch of guys ...
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