Recently when we looked through old pictures, we realized to how many places we have been – long before we thought of or even started this blog. So, we decided to share with you once a week a place we explored in the past in our rubric “Been There Yesterdays”.
Whilst cruising the Caribbean one of our stops was Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) with its capital Roseau famous for its colorful timber houses and botanic gardens.
Once a French and later an English colony, the island country, which is located northwest of Martinique, gained independence in 1978.
Dominica, known as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean” is largely covered by lush rainforest and is home to the world’s second-largest, volcanically heated hot spring, Boiling Lake. The mountainous Caribbean island has many waterfalls, springs, rivers and some plants as well as animals thought to be extinct on surrounding islands can still be found in Dominica’s forests.
In the country’s northeast you will find sandy beaches, which we enjoyed visiting in our free time. And well, sometimes a cool beer helped to relax and refresh 🙂