by Roy on November 30, 2011
As you may have noticed from photos on previous posts, Dominica is pretty mountainous. Whenever you go anywhere, its likely you’ll be either climbing or decending a hill or mountain. Whilst this makes for some interesting and windy roads, it also means there are viewpoints on almost every stretch of road.
On a clear day it is often possible to see the neighboring islands of Martinique to the south, as well as Guadeloupe and Marie Galante to the north.
On a Sunday afternoon we drove to Portsmouth and beyond, crossing the island through the crater of an extinct volcano.
From the crater we could see the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Because of the mountains and steep terrain, the vast majority of the island remains pristine and untouched.
The east coast receives a constant battering from winds and the ocean. The sea is rougher and can be dangerous for swimming, but the bays and coves are just as pretty.
Look carefully at how the trees grow sideways due to the constant winds blowing from across the Atlantic.