La Tambora Beach Resort
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... Samana from as high as 1,500 feet. Unfortunately, the heavy rain overnight made me skip the area’s top natural attraction, the Salto de Limon, a waterfall that’s either an hour hike each way along a steep and usually very muddy trail or a guided horse ride trip, and those things scare me. I always think of Christopher Reeve whenever I ride a horse; if a horse could do that to Superman, imagine what one could do to a chubby middle-aged guy like ...
... but there aren’t many ways to
make even a pretty basic living. The settlements all look a little
hardscrabble, but maybe in a warm climate you don’t need much more to survive
than a roof over your head and enough income to buy food. The peninsula is
actually one of the main growing areas for the D.R.’s significant production of
organic cocoa, but growing agricultural commodities usually doesn’t provide
much income for too many people.
Well it's now Sunday and sadly we leave tomorrow. We've had a lovely last day with our time split between the beach and pools and enjoyed lots of lilo fun. We are sad to be leaving because we don't want to have to go back and do thinking and jobs. The only good thing about leaving tomorrow is that the world's most annoying group of Americans arrived last night with unbelievably loud voices whooping and hollering over the most ridiculous things, carrying massive flasks and ...
... for the Caribbean. Eastern Dominican Republic was due to experience the storm during the night. And by 9, it was proper chucking it down with rain and thundering and lightning. I didn't like it much. It rained really heavily most of the night but it wasn't very windy so the storm wasn't that intense. We've woken up this morning and it looks like the rain has stopped so hopefully it has passed over. What drama. I hope it doesn't interrupt today's lilo ...
... but they came in handy when the driver started demanding $30 for the two mile ride. Turns out they are military personnel who guard the area from logging and who also catch Dominicans fleeing to Puerto Rico. I encountered another young marine the next day out on the beach, a 19 year old named Hairo, who accompanied me to the lagoon. A little bored with the uninhabited beach, I had wandered south to find the lagoon and he offered to escort ...