Monday, January 28, 2013
Caribbean Cruise - Dominica - Day 17 - 1/3/2012
If it's Thursday, it must be Dominica....Roseau to be exact. Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week he discovered it, a Sunday. The island has been a property of both France and great Britain. Today, it is an independent country.
Dominica is famous for its waterfalls, rivers, and tropical rainforest....... my kind of island. They also have nice rainbows.
The end of the rainbow almost reaches our cabin on the ship.
I don't remember what kind of fruit this is.
A Banyan Tree with it's exo-root system.
A Canonball Tree.
This tour bus was parked in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If you look really close, you can see a double rainbow.
We traveled to a community center for a cultural presentation of music and dance. This is the kind of thing that we really enjoy.
A little audience participation was fun.
These bananas are being grown commercially. They are wrapped to protect the bananas from insects and animals.
We could have gone this but opted for the island tour.
Welcome to our beautiful island.
Proof that you can be poor and still keep a clean home.
We found a nice little restaurant in the shopping area of town for lunch.
The Cart Wheel Cafe.
An interesting mix of local foods. The meat is tuna. the yellow food is Bread Fruit. Bread Fruit was used to feed the slaves back in the day. It was cheap, inexpensive, and nutritious. Today, anything you make with potatoes can be made with Bread Fruit. Sigrid and I liked it.
Tomorrow is St. Thomas