Valentine Falls

Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Tue 14 Feb 2012 15:05
We were all set to check out this morning from Luperon and “Papo” (the local anchorage fixer) came over in his boat to check on us to see if we needed diesel or water etc. Suzanne asked if he would take her in to the Marina Guerra (Coastguard) to get the “Despacho” to allow us to move to the next port – he looked concerned and rang the big boss and the answer was “No, no boats are allowed to leave today with the strong winds”
So a revision to Plan B and a trip to the water falls, which we had planned to do Monday but it rained most of the day, at Dama Aqua to climb / swim up and then ride down for a high speed enema. The country side is really lovely, the people very friendly and it feels almost like Brazil, we loved it. The facilities at the falls were quite amazing and the walk up was fairly easy with the guides telling us the different tress and bushes – even showing us a chocolate (cocoa) tree and a fully inclusive lunch with Bohemia beer – just hit the spot