Here we are in Dominica, Prince Rupert Bay hanging on to a buoy, its a huge bay, since we arrived we have seen lots of boats come and go including a square rigger named Sea Cloud.
|Sea Cloud, we spoke to the crew who said the passengers were from National Geographic.|
|Martin took Don ashore to checkin with the customs department.|
|Just the beach|
|Palm tree, seed washes onto the beach and plants itself.|
The dinghy skippered by both of us has ferried us in and out of the beach and town dock when we explored the local town and on Saturday there was a local market selling fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the farmers themselves. You do have to check prices for everything here as some will push their luck if they can.
|Our courtesy flag with the Sisserou parrot|
|Parrots habitat in the canopy, so high, what a view!|
Ok if we were told it would involve trekking I would have definitely taken stronger more robust and suitable footwear. Oh well never mind I ended up wading through the rivers and streams while others balanced on some very slippery rocks at least I only managed to go half way in once, up to below my knee and that was when someone was holding on to me.
|This was an easy crossing|
|Milton waterfall 80ft, it made a lot of noise!|
|A weird tree inspired by Salvador Dali I think|
The bananas and grapefruit here are the best we have tasted, and the grapefruit are very juicy.
No photographs of the parrots sorry they move to fast for any of us to take a decent shot but we did see quite a few and heard them too.
We saw tiny humming birds, bright iridescent blue and green, they too are incredibly fast, just like the large bees we see in Spain but slightly bigger. I am determined to have a photo sometime.
|Prizes if you know what these are then, zoom in you will see|
|Can you see the bird? Its very similar to a hawk|
On the return trip Paul took us into 2 tiny villages both make their living from fishing, in fact in one the minibus could only get in so far. The first one no way can anything pass by the van. All of us did take a drink and a little roll to eat opposite the local post office.
|The post office was closed for lunch|
|This is just across from the beach oh are those reefs and rocks unkind to boats|
|Guess this poor yacht was beached then|
|This little guy had his fill with Don's chips|
|Last nights sunset but wait|
|The green flash now you have seen it too.|
I didn't even see it myself until I had uploaded the picture to the computer, it must have been a split second
Glenys and Don