Today we move from mid Island to the south, into the capital of Dominica, Roseau. It takes us until 1:30 to pay up, check out, drive, check into the hotel and dive shop, buy gas and groceries. After all our chores are done, we drive to the Emerald Pool.
The drive to the pool is a windy, up and down affair. The forest we drive through is lush, dotted with the occasional house or farm.
The Emerald Pool is a much visited tourist site so the path is well made, no roots or rocks to step over. The greens in the forest are vibrant, the aroma is of deep forest. We walk for only about 15 minutes before we hear the waterfall cascading into the pool.
There are some young people in the pool enjoying themselves. We wade into the cold water. Once in it is refreshing but those first few steps are chilly. D&C frolick in the waterfall, Murray chats with a young Italian fellow, and I dog paddle around.
Once out, we continue on the circular trail to a viewpoint with a far away view of the Atlantic Ocean. The walk is easy and a nice way to spend an hour after all our chores.