Sunday, February 19, 2017

Yachtie Appreciation Week, Dominica

Do you ever have one of those days, where you just want to take it easy, relax and check out for a while? Well, today was one of those days for me and being a cruiser with no fixed schedule, I have the luxury of calling it a day off. Yesterday, I was up at 5am to do the "Boiling Lake" hike and we didn't get back until 7pm and then we Salty Dawg members had a big blow out lion fish party last night on the beach. The day before that, I had sailed overnight from Martinique and had very little sleep. So today I felt bushed and so I chilled out, doing sewing, taking a long overdue shower, reading, napping and actually giving myself a face shave for a posh "do" at the historical Fort Shirley at the end of the beach here in Portsmouth tonight.
 The Minister of Tourism and the Governor in Dominica held a "Thank you" dinner as part of cruiser appreciation week here.
10 years ago, you couldn't come to Dominica, without having things stolen from your boat and as a result, nobody came here. Since then, the locals have banded together to run security patrols, establish a mooring field and turned it around so much so that this place is now regarded as one of the safest places in all the Caribbean. It is now a must see destination and such a heart warming story.

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