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Titou Gorge
Elizabeth
04/23/2012, Dominica

The last place we visited was Titou Gorge. Chris Doyle (author of our trusted guidebook) describes it best as a "deep slot-canyon that winds back a couple of hundred yards into the mountain. The sheer walls are narrow and wind round into various interesting chambers. The bottom is a river, so you have to swim. The light coming from the forest above is dramatic as it lights up the sheer walls. At the head is a thundering waterfall." It was an incredible place, as was everything we saw all day long. We were lucky to avoid most of the cruise ship tourists and are hoping the winds die down a little from this point forward. We still have one more place I want to visit--It's Moses and his family at their "Rastaurant". They are Rastafarians and grow all their own food, offering lunch from their gardens out of a calabash bowl and served with a cocunot spoon. But if the wind and swells persist, I'm not sure we'll make it there.

04/24/2012 | Lawrence Leonard
I just watched a short video of Titou Gorge. It looks spectacular even on a home video. It must have been mind-boggling dramatic being there. I hope the seas will calm for you soon.
Fiar winds & Smooth sailing,
Lawrence S/V Elle & I
Town Life
Elizabeth
04/23/2012, Roseau, Dominica

Roseau as we sail by toward our anchorage.

View from the restaurant patio
Elizabeth
04/23/2012, Dominica Tour

We were high up, looking over this as we ate our lunch.

Lunch Stop
Elizabeth
04/23/2012, Dominica Tour

The restaurant where we stopped for lunch. This is where Judith snuck Luna inside.

Banana Tree
Elizabeth
04/23/2012, Dominica Tour

A familiar and common site everywhere on the Island. But we don't often see the flower stem coming from below the bananas. It looks like a lion's tail hanging down. You can follow the stem from the bottom of the bananas down, ending in a spear-shape flower.

Roadside Florist
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
04/23/2012, Dominica Tour

This roadside stop was very special. The man had built his house up on the cliff, and he's working on a store up there as well. He sold sugarcane bark, freshly cut flowers, had a pot of soup cooking on rocks and fresh spring water pouring out of the rocks.

Enjoying the hot springs
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
04/23/2012, Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

It truly doesn't get much better than this. Maybe a rum punch in my hand would eek it up a notch or two, but then I'd probably slip on the rocks even more than I did while making my way to the cold springs after this one.

Trafalgar Falls-Right side
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
04/23/2012, Trafalgar Falls, Dominica

And the one on the right.

04/23/2012 | Terri
Such great pics. Thanks for the memories you bring us from Dominica.
04/28/2012 | Ed Easter
We are glad to share our experiences with you and bring you back to some of yours vicariously!

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