This being my first visit to this part of the world, I didn’t really know what to expect. Like everyone else, for a long time I thought Dominica and the Dominican Republic were the same. However, I soon learned that The Dominican Republic shares an island with Haiti and is near Puerto Rico and Dominica is in the southern Caribbean near Grenada.
Dominica, What an Island! A land of many surprises, but one of the most enjoyable would have to be Screw’s Sulphur Springs. Nestled in the rain forest near Trafalgar Falls, a visit will bring relaxation, refreshment and take away five years of stress.
Traversing the hilly,steep winding roads can be quite a feat, I can’t imagine there would be more treacherous roads anywhere,fortunately high speeds are entirely out of the question, therefore the the risk of an accident is minimal.
Ti Tu Gorge trail and water pipe that supplies water to the city of Roseau
Having spent the morning driving through the rain forest and hiking the long trail to Ti Tu Gorge, it was now time to relax and enjoy a nice sulfur water swim.
Screw’s Sulpher Springs
Not only is the water refreshing(quite different from the chilly waters of Ti Tu Gorge) we found five pools of warm and cool water in which to enjoy.
The staff is very efficient and Mr. Screw, the owner is very hospitable. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome and part of the family.
The place looks magnificent,with greenery everywhere, it’s like having your own private rain forest. As one relaxes in the five pools, all your tensions and worries melt away. One can only handle this luxury for maybe an hour, then it’s time to get back to the real world.
Climbing back up to the road we were greeted in the bar/sitting area with fresh fruit and a cup of Coco-Tea. All the fruits and the Coco it self is grown on site,nothing like fresh fruit right off the vine.
The people living on the island are very laid back and happy, the island has one of the lowest crime rates in the Western Hemisphere,and they also enjoy one of the longest lifespans, living off fruits and nuts found on the island, many live to be centurions. (I assume the low crime rate could also lead to a longer life.)
Much too soon our journey was complete, and after the mandatory shopping stop, it was time to make our way back to our floating hotel just in time to catch a glimpse of the island as we left port.
After enjoying a fine dinner in the dining room, it was time to retire for the evening and prepare for our next port of call where more adventures awaited us.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website. www.commonsensejourneys.com
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