Now the Island of Dominica
We departed iles des Saints the French Island that I have come to love and will return. Our next short trip was 22 nautical miles to the island of Dominica which contains a large rain forest, the world’s second largest boiling lakes, and mud ponds. We had a great sail with 20 knots of wind on our beam we cruised 7.5 knots the whole way. My dad cleared us in by going to the custom agent’s house because it was a holiday today on Dominica and the main customs office was closed. We went to town to enjoy the carnival that celebrated the freedom from slavery for the people of Dominica. It was very interesting only 20 nautical miles away and I found a completely different island and culture. The local people were very friendly who speak English, but the town was covered with trash, and poverty was very noticeable. By overlooking the bad I saw the beauty in the landscape and people. Even though the town was rough the people where celebrating in a very hard core way by drinking, singing, and marching behind large speakers mounted to trucks. The atmosphere was fun and lots to take in, not going to lie I had a few drinks myself!