Sunday, December 25 – Attended church in the morning, and then was invited to share a traditional Christmas dinner with a local family. It was delicious food and good conversation.L'islet. We also enjoyed flying kites on the playing field with some of my students, pictured above. a horse riding stable that offers a ride where you end up at Purple Turtle Beach and ride the horses in the Caribbean Sea. It began with a trail ride along Segment 14 of the Waitukubuli Trail. Once we arrived at the beach, the saddles were removed from the horses prior to entering the water. This was the first time I had ever been on a horse in water as well as the first time I had ever rode bareback. I have a new appreciation for both aspects. a large agouti crossed our path. Agoutis, along with the opossum-like manicou, are sometimes caught and eaten here, but I have yet to taste either. We also enjoyed a few sightings of wild parrots, with their beautiful green and red colorings flashing as they flew away. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to capture any of the animals on camera.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
I had a friend from America visit over Christmas. Here is a quick review of the activities we were able to enjoy, all within easy reach of my village in the northern end of the island. previous blog story I wrote about taking my students on this day trip. a previous blog story. This time, the nearby chocolate factory was open, so we got to take a tour and see the process (plus eat some decadent chocolate). We also enjoyed a meal at a nice restaurant. We both got lionfish, doing our small part to eliminate this menace. The picture above shows Red Rocks at the distant point on the upper left corner, while the restaurant where we ate is right along the edge of the water beyond the beach in the foreground. the Waitukubuli Trail. Dominica has a hiking trail that transverses the entire island, from Scotts Head in the south to Cabrits in the north. Segment 13 runs from Penville to Capuchin, through the lush forest, with many beautiful views looking north towards the French island of Guadeloupe (see above). We continued onto Segment 14, which drops down precariously to the rocky beach and follows the shoreline most of the way. We stopped briefly at the restaurant at Toucarie Bay where I had recently celebrated Thanksgiving with the other Peace Corps Volunteers.