A taxi trip around Dominica
Date 2000 – 12 March 2011
Our boat man, Alexis, put together ourselves with a Dutch couple, Fritz and Marlese, to share the cost of a day trip to see some of the interior and Atlantic coast of the island. They were great company and our driver, Shadow, a native Carib gave us a very good day out.
Everywhere that we looked you see examples beautiful foliage that extends on the wet Atlantic coast right down to the sea.
Our trip took us over the central heights of the north of the island
and then down the Atlantic coast taking in the
The Caribs are proud of their culture and traditions and this can be seen in many examples. This roadside shelter was a bakery of Cassava Bread, the machine being used to grate and the Cassava. Unfortunately unlike normal bread this appears to take all day to produce so there was none for us to try.
Lunch provided a welcome break, with of course an excellent view. The choice was chicken or fish, but the chicken was not ready; the mahi mahi was however excellent.
The afternoon took us back into the hills and we had a ramble through the
forest to see one of the many waterfalls for which the island is famous –
there is no shortage of water in
All in all it was a very good day out. Each of the islands that we have visited so far has its own unique character and without getting away from the boat and the shore we would miss so much.