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Volcanos

Dominica is the Caribbean island with the most active volcanos. Every road here is a hill, a very steep hill. No use using an 8% grade and 5 or 6 switch backs. Just head straight up and put a sign … Continue reading

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Toothache

It all started yesterday when Debbie woke up and had decided she should go to the dentist. She is in pain. One of her teeth is throbbing and hurts even more when she taps it. We dive and then head … Continue reading

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Dive 400

Today is dive 400 for me. A milestone, one that pales to some of the divemasters that lead our group. I didn’t really remember it was an auspicious dive until I sat down to do my log this evening. The … Continue reading

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Back Under the Water

Today we dive again. Mid island this time. The dive shop is different and the routine is different. Arrive at 8.15, early for us and as soon as we are ready the boat leaves. Short ride. Beatrice gives the dive … Continue reading

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Topside

It’s a travel day and we are not diving. This is the ‘Nature Island’ so it is our plan to visit the forest and see what’s what. First stop Cabrits National Park. The peninsula is stategic from a military point … Continue reading

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A Friendly Island

It is only the 3rd day on the island and already we have met more folks than the entire 2 weeks on Kona last November. Our first ‘official’ meeting was our hosts at Marigot. The folks run the Coffee River … Continue reading

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Smooth Start

We have time so we didn’t book through flights this time. Fly 4 hours stop in Toronto, sleep, fly 5 hours, rest for 3 hours in Barbados, fly an hour and Voila we are in Dominica. Well we aren’t there … Continue reading

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Panic! or How NOT to Plan a Trip!

Life has been a bit disjointed lately and we have not been on top of our travel plans like we normally are. Dominica has been on our radar for, oh, 20 years and it is time to strike it off … Continue reading

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Epilogue, David Henry Lodge

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Swan Song, Days 4 & 5 David Henry Lodge

It takes two days to survey another area, The Glades (South Bowl) and the South Ridge. The skiing just gets better each day. The sun has behaved itself and stayed behind the clouds and every night it has snowed a … Continue reading

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