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... Like so many springs in Dominica, no filter is required. The water has a fresh mossy taste.
Daniel's new-found respect for me does not work miracles. I lag all the way back. Darkness comes quickly here in the forest, where even the air is tangible. I silently step. I feel enveloped, but not embraced. I'm complete with silence, but I'm still a stranger. My freckle face, red, drenched in sweat.
I'm at peace with the tortoise. Completely worth it.
I would have loved to spend more time at Trafalgar Falls, but then it was off to Tia's hot springs where the whole body could unwind. Sitting in hot springs is one of my favorite Colorado hobbies, but Dominica did not disappoint. Tropical flowers are blooming everywhere along the walkways. The pools are stone lined and inviting, with the river flowing alongside.
I could've spent 48 hours there. I probably could've talked myself ...
... times but the sting really wasn't that bad. Champagne Reef got it's name from air bubbles that are constantly escaping from the earth and bubbling to the surface - just like snorkeling in champagne. The reef and fishes were really quite good at this site.
From there we drove to to a lookout of Roseau and drove thru the botanical gardens. Next we drove to ...
... a little Jungle Bar come retreat in the middle of the rain forest on this tour. This belonged to another of the Boat Boys who went by the name of "Cobra".... There we had "bush tea" which was delicious. It was too early in the morning, otherwise Cobra would have had us taste one of his wicked home made Rums.
All this and it's only 10.00am when we completed the tour. We had commenced our tour at 8.00am which we were told was ...
... about the noise keeping me awake at night but in-fact the humming of the engine and the rocking of the boat puts me to sleep quickly.
I had originally planned to live with a fellow Sigma Chi from University of Arizona, but our request did not work out. My roommate instead is a guy from San Diego, Steven Gravitt. We get along great and I do not see a problem arising while living with him.
The first couple of days at sea were a complete blur ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking