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THURSDAY 26th Feb
Wandered into town and through the botanic gardens. I've found a TV channel which shows nothing but repeats of The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie.
FRIDAY 27th Feb
Went to the Ti Tou Gorge in the rainforest. Swam through the steep rock face of the gorge about 50yds to a waterfall, floated back with the current watching the rainforest above the rocks. ...
... than 10 minutes. Walk back through the gardens, stopping to see the screeching parrots in the aviary and back through town to the ship.
Somewhere along the way today I've lost my baseball cap. Happily it was nothing special and now I have an excuse to buy a new one! I'm definitely going to buy a Dominica cap to honor this great day. After all of our exercise we enjoy a local beer at a seaside cafe.
Tonight we had dinner with a couple from Ohio. Their ...
... throughout the island the entire time we visited. Christmas is also the season for a unique drink called sorrel - made from the fruit of a hibiscus tree/fruit, only served at Christmastime. Jen ordered one and it was bright red, served over ice, and the taste was fresh and fruity, unlike any other drink I'd ever had. Weirdly, I'd say it tasted the closest to Hawaiian Punch, but was certainly different and not quite that sweet. Lunch took an hour or so and when finished ...
... 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 ...
... not man-made. The pools were smaller and they were accessible via a short hike. It was wet, but flip-flop hiking was the way to go.
Also, the tour guide shared a lot with us about Dominica's hydroelectric plants. Apparently, a significant portion of the island's power comes from hydro. There is a ton of water coming down the mountains anyway, so they put it in wooden pipes (the sulfuric content would mess up metal or other pipes) and ...