Dominica pics

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.

Polly

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.

3 thoughts on “Dominica pics”

  1. Hi Polly & Tom …. I am just loving reading all your blogs. It must have been incredible for you all to see land after so many weeks on the briny and the islands and wildlife just stunning. Am appreciating every little snippet of information and learning so much from you all……better than any book I have by the sofa!
    Hope you and the girls are getting my messages
    Love Sally X

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    1. Hi Sally
      Lovely to hear from you. We love getting the comments but are really struggling with the comms at the moment since leaving underdeveloped Dominica and returning to Guadeloupe (technically in the EU)! Wildlife and scenery keep getting better and better – more updates soon. x

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    2. Hi Polly and Tom, it’s Katie.
      You may or may not be wondering how midnight is. Anyway, she is doing great! We had to get some more sawdust (obviously) but her food is still going. We got her a HUGE bag of sunflower seeds and she will definitely have some to take home with her.
      Safe journey to Guadeloupe! Bye 😄

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