Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Tue 19 Mar 2019 23:23
Island hopping up from Grenada to Antigua we decided to spend a couple of days in Dominica so we could visit some more of the island. Previously we had done the Indian River tour (the Pirates of The Caribbean mangrove swamp) but that movie set was destroyed by the hurricane. It is impressive how much has been rebuilt, most importantly the Purple Turtle cruisers hangout is fully restored and serving food and drinks.
Not sure it it was ever purple, but it is yellow now (see below).
We took a taxi up to the rainforest national park. Our guide really knew his botany, and he showed us how the trees had handled the hurricane and how they were recovering. The rainforest walk was surprisingly unspoiled, apart from a few trees down. There was a large number of orchids and other epiphytes on show.
We were lucky enough to catch sight of a pair of Dominican parrots (although very high up in a tree).
After the forest we visited a refreshing waterfall. For those who appreciate a bit of eye candy, here I am in the waterfall.