Links of Interest
Dominica Water Sports
Dominica News Online
Ross Video Tour
Paul Trask's Dominica
ACE Carib RealEstate
View Flight Approach
Melville Hall International airport
Dominica, Caribbean, West Indies --
Though only a pin-point on the world map Dominica is simple yet
complicated, relaxed yet very busy, sometimes seemingly locked
in a past time, yet pushing into its future -- a very alive
place on this earth. For me, it is difficult to
successfully describe life and living here in conversation.
Dominica is a place that is best personally experienced and
appreciated not over a period of a day or few days visit, but a
period of time. I've been fortunate to have that extended
Dominica is picturesque... a beauty of proportions, its best
parts always spilling before one's line of sight. Dominica
is painted in a continuing display of color, a continuous
melding blend of blues and greens. Dominica is rainforest.
Dominica is water... surrounded by ocean and sea, fresh water
running from its mountain streams, and water falling from the
sky. Dominica is a contrast of sun and heat, rain and
breeze. Dominica's people are either very busy or not.
They are hopeful and friendly. For most, tomorrow is not taken
for granted; living often is work.
The island's landscape, created
during a distant past as well as a current active volcanic period, consists of
extremely rugged, mountainous, rainforest terrain. The climate is spring-like; the sun is either shining or it is raining. No day goes by that one does not experience several
The island is 29 miles long and 16 miles across at its widest points. 365 rivers interlace the forests; there are a multitude of
waterfalls, some falling hundreds of feet. The highest mountain is 4,746 feet tall. All is surrounded by the often tumultuous Atlantic Ocean on the east and the composed Caribbean Sea on the west. The majority of Dominica's beaches are black
sand due to the island's volcanic upbringing. Dominica, a part of Caribbean West Indies
series if islands,
is flanked closely by Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south.
Known as the Nature Island, Dominica supports 3 National Parks / Forest Reserves that provide a multitude of hiking trails & paths (ranging from
easy to very challenging) leading to numerous waterfalls, a volcanic boiling lake, a freshwater lake, dormant volcanoes and other rain forest attractions. A Marine Reserve offers a rich abundance of reefs, corals, fishes and other marine life; some of the
best scuba diving in the world is experienced here. Whales and porpoise frequent the surrounding sea.
The islandís population is approximately 70,000. Fish, fruit and
vegetables provide everyday staples; the majority of citizens have gardens and, those that donít, can rely upon those neighbors that do. Community markets, likewise, offer a wide variety of produce. Bananas, plantains, mangos, oranges, grapefruit, limes,
pineapples and a variety of other fruits and vegetables support Dominicaís economy.
All of this
and more, is Dominica...