Category Archives: Dominica

Derelict Auto Repository

After plying the roads around Portsmouth and surrounding area for a few days, we notice an unusual phenomenon. It seems the curbside is a repository for derelict autos. Your van has engine trouble? Can’t get it started again? Leave it … 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 Sea of Red

We heard about a gathering to be held on the football pitch a few days ago and have asked around to see what it is all about. Yesterday, red flags started appearing on the telephone poles. Food stalls and a … 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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Our First Day Diving in Dominica

The slight bit of anxiety on the first dive day never really goes away no matter how many dives we have done. Today is no different. We have a leisurely morning and are at JC Ocean by 8:30. The dive … Continue reading

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First Day on Dominica

Dominica is laid back. It’s the Caribbean after all. Our time in Dominica started last night visiting our hosts, and their friend from Barbados, on the deck of their house. Very relaxed, good conversation and a taste of jelly coconut … 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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