Dominica Pictures

We sighted Dominica at first light on Saturday.  It wasn’t really a Land Ho! moment as we had been sailing in sight of one of the leewards all day Friday.  The lights of Guadaloupe were visible all night.  Still, Dominica is quite the impressive sight with huge mountains whose tops seem perpetually covered in clouds.

Dominica on the horizon

Dominica on the horizon

Lawrence “Lawrence of Arabia”  greeted us at the harbor entrance.  He is on of the members of P.A.Y.S. who monitor the harbor and provide guided tours on the island.  He helped us pick up the mooring.  We’ll use him for a few tours on land.   Then, I cleared customs (easy) and we are set.

Lowering the Q flag, raising the Dominica courtesy flag

Lowering the Q flag, raising the Dominica courtesy flag

Portsmouth, Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica

The harbor and island looks a lot different than the virgins.  It is much more lush and the mountains look steeper and more rugged.  There are fishing trawlers that would be at home in Gloucester or New Bedford.

This one is at the customs dock.

Portsmouth, Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica

Is that rusting hull astern of the trawler an old sailboat hull?

Trawler, Portsmouth, Dominica

Trawler, Portsmouth, Dominica

We haven’t seen the top of this mountain yet.

Portsmouth, Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica

 

 

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