Now at the north end of Dominique, Portsmouth which is the second town
on the island. A bit of a one horse town and a touch of the shanties
about it, a lovely bay for anchoring with a few basic bars.
At the moment the sun is setting with a fantastic golden red sky, tall
ship in the bay, cold beer and now the engine is off( was heating water
for shower) all is peacfull. Today we went up Indian river, it is a bit
like Thorpeness mere ; but water at 30 degrees and trees 10 times as
luch with a small bar at top selling rum, so not a lot like suffolk.
Very attractive and a part of Pir of Car was fillmed on it, a local man
had to row us as is a national park. After being rowed up and down river
took a taxi ride to a waterfall then a walk around rain forest, trees
and flowers; would be of great interest to anyone big in greenhouses in
the UK as here the plants are in there natural beauty , with out the
added cost of heating and glass.
Local trader came out on surf board offering fruit, sent im off with two
cariers that he filled, then he got me for $ec 50, which would be enough
to make even a miserable english trader smile;I guess selling fruit and
exploiting the tourists are the same the world over.
As our engine rev counter is apparantly dead and about 400.00 for a new
one not going to get a new one, can anyone tell me if all diesel rev
counters are the same? if so how much a cheap or scrap unit .
Tommorow should be heading for Isle de Saints assuming the local bar
with a Reggy night is not to much hard work.