The girls have both written about some of our adventures on Dominica. I’m adding some extra pics of this wonderful island, peopled by cheerful, optimistic and helpful folks. The island was severely battered by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 but they’ve cleared the debris and rebuilt much of it – though there are many houses without roofs still and USAID branded roofing sheets very much in evidence and standing up well to the tests of time. It also affected the rain forest, blowing off the tops of most of the trees so the canopy is sparse and the low growth taking hold, but that’s nature’s cycle.
We’ve enjoyed our sightseeing and our snorkelling and some memorable meals ashore – I’d say coconut rice, small lobsters from the Atlantic coast and peanut flavoured rum punch have been the taste highlights for me.
We set sail at first light tomorrow bound for Marie Galante off Guadeloupe’s south coast.
Cherubino at anchor in Prince Rupert bay
The view from Fort Shirley which has been meticulously restored with lots of walking trails, ruins, geckos, viewpoints, snakes.
House in Portsmouth. Note the roofing materials.