Friday, April 14, 2017

Dominica March 22,2017

We arrived on the 22nd and had a tour booked with Viator for seeing Trafalgar Falls and Emerald pools.We were picked up and proceeded to the rain forest.

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Our ship Serenade of the Seas

Rainforest trail

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Lots of people got in the water but you had to be careful climbing down to the water.It was beautiful there.

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We continued on to Trafalgar Falls.There are 2 falls one small and a larger one. I wasn’t able to get both at once.

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Back to town and the ship.

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Our next stop was Antiqua and Sam and I had been here before so I did a tour to the dockyards.My sister wanted to go do the zip line so she did that. Antiqua has 365 beaches so you can go to one a day for a year.The first settlers were British in 1632 and they planned to grow tobacco.Admiral Nelson was sent here to establish a naval base at the dockyards. The has been designated a Unesco Site and this is what I wanted to see.We took a tour at the Dockyards and went to a interpetation center.We also went to Shirley Heights where we had great views.

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Dockyard Bay

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Interpetation Center

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Next we went to Shirley Heights which has magnificent views of English harbor.This was a restored military lookout but has turned into a restaurant and they have picnic tables and music on Sunday evenings.

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One of the beautiful beaches in Antiqua

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Colorful buildings

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Our last port was Phillipsburg St. Maarten

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Welcome to St. Maarten

St. Maarten is unusual as there 2 nations on one island.French occupy the north and the Dutch occupy the North.

Today we’re just going  into town and explore on our own.

Curthouse

The court house is one of the historical buildings in town built in1793.

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Methodist Church

Methodist church built 1851.

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Water Plantz Square,filled with gingerbread houses.

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Old street is a pedestrian street that connects front street to backstreet.Lots of shops.

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After walking around town we decided we walk up to Ft. Amsterdam.We stopped to ask directions and was told we should take a taxi. We continued walking and stopped to ask a policeman and he pointed the way and said about 15 minutes.It was hot and we kept walking up hill and stopped at a hotel and they its up the hill and back down and to the right.We continued on.By the time we got close we had to go through a gate of a huge resort.We continued in and up and finally found the fort.We were so tired and hot when we got ready to leave we agreed we would take a taxi back to town.Here’s some photos of the fort.

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Signal radio station FT. Amsteram

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And so our cruise ends in 2 days. What a great time we had.It was great to be able to share this time with my sister.

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