Travel Blogs from Roseau
... in Tahiti. There were many nice smooth stones by the water. I wish I could pick a bunch but of course I could not. I picked a small one as a souvenir.
Next we traced our way back towards the Trafalgar falls (which Bob said we toured last time we were here some 10 or 15 years ago). The driver stopped the car far away from the falls and I took a couple of pictures (of the mama and papa falls). I could not understand what he was saying. Something about ...
... a dive shop right in it. I booked tomorrow's activities there.
From there, I walked around town a bit. The town itself reminds me of Basseterre in many ways- the street vendors, the style of music emanating from the various radios, the type of shops present, the people in the streets. It is very different in others though- a lot of the buildings are much taller than those in Basseterre, the streets are wider in a lot of places, and there are ...
... is fresh spring water, you could put your hands in the stream right where they meet and one would be freezing cold, the other scolding hot. You could actually get in and sit in the thermal pools but it was a bit crowded with quite tricky rocks to balance on. It was actually quite a dangerous place as there are some very slippery rocks and high places to navigate but one of the passengers I was with and I climbed right up to a big waterfall, as close as we could safely get. There ...
... 8221; where slaves were packed onto small dirty ships and sent to the New World. Here was one of the many ports to where they arrived in the New World and were placed on the auction block and sold into local slavery. That was a long time ago and the island inhabitants seemed to be at peace with the past and happy with the present. Just uphill from the slave market was a large block of land which had been given to the Catholic Church as a church site. The Catholic Church then leased ...
We finally thought it was time to move on from Portsmouth and head for Roseau. Roseau is the other bay on the Leeward side of Southern Dominica.
When we were setting anchor, we see a dinghy speeding up to us, and to our surprise it was our friends Barry and Pru from SV Good to Go whom we had become good friends with in St. Maarten. They also introduced us to Bill, with whom we would bump into down the line in St. Lucia also.
We soon caught up with them, and ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet