I spent the night in Guadeloupe last night in order to catch the ferry to Dominica this morning. Your question may be how can I say I’m taking a three day vacation when I’m on permanent vacation? I guess because in this case, I am taking a vacation from a lot of dashing around, and just doing a couple of days of scuba diving in this little Caribbean island. I splurged on a nice little dive lodge with an ocean view room, onsite dive operation and restaurant. My first dive is tomorrow morning.
My final day features a barbecue and live jazz in the evening. It will be a perfect end to a perfect day. After diving in the morning on Sunday they offer a whale watching trip which may include Sperm whale sightings. Dominica is known to have some of the best whale watching in the Caribbean, but after diving in the morning I’d hate to miss my afternoon nap. I also wouldn’t care to spend 3 1/2 hours on a boat on the off chance that we wouldn’t see any.
Ferry to Dominica – A very seaworthy boat but we tossed about unmercifully on the way to our destination. I got even whiter than usual with a case of the cold sweats. It was a shame since I had motion sickness patches in backpack that was stowed away in the hold. I will install one for the trip back to Guadeloupe, and for the day of snorkeling from the mainland to the tiny island of Petit-Terre.
CASTLE COMFORT LODGE – View from my balcony.
Covered bar and dining areas – Necessary for frequent but brief showers to maintain the lush green vegetation.
UPSCALE LOCAL DWELLING
DOWNSCALE LOCAL DWELLING
FISHERMAN SELLING HIS CATCH – Mahi-Mahi is third from left. Aka – Dolphin or Dorado
Nice to be on the side of the island where the sun sets.