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bRADT dOMINICA

Bradt's new Dominica destination pages went live today. Very cool, I like it. http://www.bradtguides.com/destinations/north-america-caribbean/dominica.html … [Read more...]

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dreams of a wistful nomad (2.2)

DREAMS OF A WISTFUL NOMAD By Paul Crask Kylius “But how do you sell dreams and nostalgia ?” asked Kylius. “Simple really,” Eggbert smirked, washing his very hairy armpits with a soapy flannel. “It’s a rudimentary technique. We tap into the customer’s brain and turn his memories into a library of nostalgia and/or dream sequences. … [Read more...]

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Red Rocks, Dominica

Morne aux Diables is the backdrop as the sun goes down over the red rocks at Pointe Baptiste on Dominica's north east coast. … [Read more...]

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dreams of a wistful nomad (2.1)

DREAMS OF A WISTFUL NOMAD By Paul Crask Kylius The kitchen of the Sturm und Drang was a hive of activity. A small army of cooks and waiters ran back and forth, shouting instructions at each other, chopping ingredients with large knives and hatchets, carrying teetering towers of bowls and dishes. How they didn’t fall over each other and … [Read more...]

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Morne Trois Pitons, Dominica

Here's a bird's eye view of west central Dominica from the top of Morne Trois Pitons, the island's second tallest peak and namesake of our very own UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vegetation at the top is predominantly clusia (known locally as kaklen) with the occasional mountain palm. It's a tough hike to the top but well worth it as the … [Read more...]

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Boiling Lake, Dominica

Here's a picture from my archives. It's the Boiling Lake in Dominica taken from a high ridge to the west which is the furthest point you can walk along an old and very infrequently used trail from the Freshwater Lake. … [Read more...]

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dreams of a wistful nomad (2.0)

DREAMS OF A WISTFUL NOMAD By Paul Crask Kylius The first thing that struck him was the snow. A fierce blizzard whipped a flurry of snowflakes through the chill air, partially obscuring the dark stone buildings that framed the narrow street. He looked back but could no longer make out the gate, as if it were no longer there. Pulling his … [Read more...]

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forward ever

Forward Ever, the killing of a revolution. Looks like an unmissable film about Grenada revolutionary leader Maurice Bishop. Looking forward to it. … [Read more...]

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the living fence

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I'm experimenting with a living fence along the southern boundary of my garden. In England I would have used willow for this task but it doesn't grow here so I'm trying glory cedar (Gliricidia sepium) instead. Fortunately after I had finished this first section it rained so I'm hopeful it will grow. Though it should develop its own foliage, it's my … [Read more...]