Well its the end of my first week in Dominica, I would love to tell you I have ripped it up, seen the whole island, been involved in a cocaine deal and climbed every volcano on the island (there are 9). But actually I haven't, it has been a very chilled week, am I disheartened about this? Of course not! Its the Caribbean way of life after all and I have 6 months to cover it all. But what I have done is: Dabbled in a bit of Caribbean cooking, got to grips with the small but very hectic capital (Roseau), adopted a local stray dog, watched numerous episodes of Miami Vice while rain thrashed my house and bathed my very first Mountain Chicken Frog (the whole reason I am here, well I am here to help save and research the population, not specifically to bathe them!). It was quite a settled week all in all, I have been getting to grips with the project, mostly the husbandry of the captive population and Caribbean life in general. While avoiding the torrential rain storms, last night it sounded as if waves were crashing on the side of my bedroom! Hopefully the project will kick into full force over the next few weeks and I am sure I will be out and about more as soon as I get insured to drive the car tomorrow and get a phone sorted!
Until then stay tuned!