The Waitukubuli National Trail is 115 mile hiking trail that covers the best that Dominica has to offer (see map attached) and is split up into 14 sections. I started on section 2 (section one is closed due to landslides) and it was beautiful! Starts in the town of Soufriere then climbs up past some sulfur springs and into the agricultural landscape of the islands centre with a loop round the base of a mountain range at the end. This 7 mile section took me about 5 hours with a very generous lunch break. I greatly enjoyed it. Looking forward to completing section 3 next week!
Took a visit down to Scott's Head this weekend. Scott's head is a small peninsular of land at the far south island. The isthmus between scott's head and the main land has the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean on the other the Caribbean side forming a nice bay which is perfect for snorkeling! Which was the main reason for my visit and a very successful visit it was as I was fortunate enough to be able to snorkel with a young hawksbill turtle. Every time I have been diving or snorkeling I have missed the turtles so it was very rewarding to finally swim with one!
The bus ride back was rather interesting, with 18 people crammed in the back of a 12 seater bus, travelling Italian job like roads at 50mph... with a pair of fins (flippers) hitting me in the face at every turn. But well worth it!
Thought I would include a fantastic video from the expedition I was part of in 2015 with the British Exploring Society! The soundtrack for the first 2/3rds is by my group of Young Explorers (The mighty Equipo). Oh and the crazy flame wielding man at the start... is me.
Well Carnival Monday and Tuesday have rolled around! We were very fortunate enough to have a local school build us a float for the school parade on Carnival Monday so I spent the entire week and weekend before that organizing the logistics to get it set up in time etc. Fortunately it was all sorted the night before so I was free to enjoy "Jouvert" which is the opening of Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Essentially it is a huge street wide drinking session starting at 4am, yes you read correctly. I rocked up at 6am however to start the day. Then hitting the school parade at 10am, the school parade basically involved dancing in the street around our float while wearing a frog head piece and making sure the children with us did not die of dehydration of get too hungry. All in all an enjoyable experience! It was nice seeing the different costumes and listening to a song about a politician getting crabs played over and over again! But I was exhausted for most of it!
Here is a link to the song, which you have to hear! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg61pre8h88