Portsmouth Beach Hotel
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Portsmouth is home to the last of the indigenous tribes that occupied most of the Caribbean in Pre-Columbus times. The Cabrits have held onto their heritage in the smallest villages on the northern tip of Dominica. Their facial feature and language is very obvious around town.
After diving I had them drop me off on ...
... northern port, it was clear that this was the most lush island we had been too. It was a surprise when we were told that this was their dry side! The island is overflowing with mangoes, papaya, bananas, breadfruit, starfruit, grapefruit, soursop, acute, plantains, pineapples, custard apple, coconuts and more. Fruit is so prolific that it’s practically free- mangoes cost us $2.75 for 1/2 dozen DELIVERED to the ...
... 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 ...
... Tonya had to work, playing the role of diabetic for a cadre of would-be medical doctors. I used the opportunity to explore another activity that I had always found intriguing and somewhat mysterious: the facial.
How does it compare to a facial you might get in the States? I have no idea. I've never had one before. But in the future, I will know. I have created a frame of reference. For a fraction of the typical US price I was toned, cleansed, ...
... see them. I'd been imagining dolphin backs over every wave, and they would be able to hide forever in that darkness. And then I realized, they had found us! A dutch man pointed in the distance, Hopping out of the water, headed straight toward us was a school of dolphins. They were hopping from every direction, headed for the front of the boat. They swam with us and ahead of us, playing jumping, falling back, racing ahead. It's one of the most amazing things I have ...