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Dominica: Cricket in Roseau Botanical Gardens

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Following on from my post on the West Indies Vs Australia Test Match, I thought I’d share some photos I took at a game of club cricket, held at the Botanical Gardens in Roseau. I’ve no idea who the teams were or how the match ended, but I know the batting team lost about five wickets for very few runs …

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Dominica: West Indies Vs Australia

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From April 23rd to April 27th Australia played their first – and only the second ever – Test Match at Windsor Park in Roseau. Throughout the match Australia always seemed to be on top, with West Indies managing the occasional fightback and winning a session or two. In the end however, a poor first innings batting display from the West …

Dominica: Waitukubuli National Trail – Segment Four

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“Where’s the bridge?” Yami asked in surprise as we looked across a ravine deep in the forest, somewhere near Pond Casse in the centre of the island. Two concrete bases had been constructed, one on either side of the ravine, for what was obviously going to be the bridge, when they eventually finished it. Unfortunately, nothing linked the two foundations …

Dominica: A Drive in the North

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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 …

Dominica: Cabrits National Park

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When we first arrived in Dominica, Yami and I went up to Portsmouth, which is the main town in the north of the island. Cabrits is a national park just north of the town. The British established a garrison here and maintained it through the 18th and 19th centuries, as they believed it to be a good strategic point to …