Sailing from Martinique to Dominica, there were about 10 sailboats in
view and it stayed breezy on the lee coast of Dominica. We kept
our sails up across Prince Rupert Bay right to the anchorage. At
the anchorage, we met up with the Brits (Bill and Jean West) on
their J/46 Jessica Jay. We toured the Indian River and
rainforests with Bill and Jean. Our Guide Martin showed us an
appreciation for the wild beauty of Dominica, its abundant
produce and living simply off the land.
Roots of trees along the Indian River, which went up in a rowboat with
Martin our guide.
Canopy of vegetation in the Indian River.
Martin's boat "Providence" on the dock.
Martin, with his two daughters, motoring across the bay.
Delicious Dominican grapefruit.
Ken was our guide for the Syndicate Rainforest. He's pointing out the face
carved in the tree.
Cool, refreshing swim in the falls.
Everyone had to try it.
The best shower we've had in months.
Ken is in a band and played us a tape that he had recorded in
Guadeloupe. His father is also a mucisian and he plans on joining him
in Paris sometime in the future.
Ken and the ladies.
The West's and Ken pose with us at the falls, while we are all
wondering if the automatic timer on the camera went off.
Banana tree and flower, Bananas, pineapple, grapefruit, limes and
herbs florish across the island.
Ken picked us a bouquet of wildflowers from the rainforest, which
doesn't exactly follow the "take only pictures, leave only footprints"
mantra, but was very sweet nonetheless. The flowers lived on the boat for
several weeks, and we even raced with them in the BVI Spring regatta!