Indian River Trip
Chris and Penny Manley
Mon 6 May 2013 14:48
Just back from our Indian River trip with the crew of “Spray” and led by Albert. The trip takes about two and a half hours starting at 7 a.m –that is a good time to see some wildlife. Dominica has 365 rivers but this is the only one that is deep enough to take a boat. Albert is a very good guide, very knowledgeable about the islands history and all the flora and fauna along the river. Boats must not use their engines so Albert rowed us. We saw various herons, finches, moorhens, iguanas sunning themselves in the high branches of trees, humming birds, and trees with very strange roots – bloodwood swamp trees. A very good trip enjoyed by all of us –and we were glad not to see any snakes! Tomorrow we are off to the capital of Dominica - Roseau – 18 miles along the coast, and then to Martinique.
Strange roots growing into the water help to stop the banks eroding.
Bill, Gerry, Ian, Penny and Chris
Albert boat boy and river guide.