Mike and Liz Downing
Fri 27 Feb 2009 02:35
It is quite a landmark for us as we have sailed from Portsmouth (UK) to Portsmouth (Dominica).
Dominica is ex British and has very little development - they say that if Columbus came back today, Dominica is the only island he would recognise. It is very poor and ships that had been washed up on the shore by hurricanes are left to rust away (some we remember from 13 years ago) - there is no money to remove them. The locals in their colourful boats are out to make money by running water taxis, taking yachties on tours of the island, selling fruit and veg, providing laundry services. Our target is to get to Antigua to pick up spares for the wind generator and sort out the problems with it, so we are only staying a night and will be on our way again in the morning.
As the sun went down we were treated to a fantastic red sky.
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