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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 ...
nights. At 1,000 Dominican pesos or about $23/night for a room with private
bath and air con it was my kind of place. Samana is on the south side of the
peninsula looking across Samana Bay to the mainland. La Bahia de Samana is the
winter habitat of most of the North Atlantic’s population of Humpback Whales
and is considered one of the world’s top ten whale-watching destinations. I was
there a few days to early, though. Their arrival is ...
... on the beach including a hummingbird which you can just see at the top of one of the photos I will add here. On the day when we went on our trip, people from other hotels were going to spend the afternoon on our island's public beach as part of their excursion. There's quite a few shops and restaurants on there during the day. We can go on there if we want to, but there's no point when it's busy with intruders and all the sellers try to sell you stuff. It's much nicer when ...
Having fled the hospital for a few days, I joined up with US Peace Corps for their Fourth of July celebrations up in Samana. I was instructed by my friend Yvette to approach any white person on the bus and they surely would be heading up for the same party. After many awkward stares and glances, I wandered over to them and it turns out she was right.
Her group of friends ...
... simple pleasures.
Bedtime. Next day, do it all again. Basically the same results on all counts, except that instead of me judging some poor lass about her sunburn, everyone is left to wonder why I am wearing a shirt while swimming.
I’m blaming that on the boy too. Since I was carrying the backpack the day before, I chose to have Farida put sunscreen on my back once we got to the ocean. Problem is that the boy is a complete fuss when ...