Monday, October 24, 2005

The Atlantic side of Dominica.

A baby palm tree growing out of a coconut. The beaches on this side of the island are beautiful.
This particular beach is called Woodford Hill Beach. It is about a 30 minute drive from our house.
Daniel standing in the Atlantic Ocean. The water on this side is a little colder than the Caribbean Sea, but it is still fairly warm.
Most of the time, you have the beach all to yourself.
You don't see waves like this on the Caribbean Sea.
Some of the filming for the Pirates of the Caribbean occurred near these places.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Syndicate Falls.

A short hike through the rainforest takes you to Syndicate Falls. The day that we did this hike, it was very windy and rainy. For the first time in a long while, we were actually a little chilly.
Here is Daniel in the pool at the base of the waterfall. The water is sometimes clear, but today it was dark and brown from all the rain.
Here is Jamie, a friend that went on the hike, crossing one of the two streams that cuts through the trail.
Like we said, it was very windy that day. The road up to the falls went through several banana plantations.
Another view of the tree blocking our path. Jamie and Daniel were able to move it out of the way. We were lucky that it wasn't any bigger.

Pictures of us and some friends.

Katie, with a little bit of time to relax.
Don't be fooled, this isn't what it seems. The power had gone out, so Katie was left studying by candlelight for her first exam.
All of us at one of our friend's birthday party. Kelly, the one on the end and to the left, was the birthday girl.
Here we are celebrating Daniel getting certified in scuba diving. This is Kaj and Chris. Kaj was Daniel's diving instructor.
A close-up of us from the previous picture.

Pictures of the school.

Wes and Katie's favorite place to hang out. But, not really.
Looking down towards the entrance of the school. The school grounds are kept looking really nice.
One of the main buildings on the campus.
There are tennis courts, basketball hoops, and a field for soccer and flag football all on campus.
The mountains behind the school are usually covered in clouds. This was taken outside the school's gym.
The school's library.
"The Shacks". This is where the students go for lunch. All of these food shops are run by Dominicans and you can find decent food here.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Life in the Caribbean.

Katie, at the market in Roseau, buying some vegetables.
Swimming in a sea of kleenex and sick as a dog, Katie studies for her first test. Her allergies have been bothering her.
Going out to eat. Katie and Jacque walking towards the restaurant.
Katie at the Portsmouth Beach Hotel Restaurant. We go out to eat about once a week. Most students eat out every single night.
Daniel near the restaurant. Daniel is getting certified in scuba diving and has done a couple of dives close to where this picture was taken.
This is the ice cream truck. It comes through our village about once a week. We might be their best customers.
Don and Neville with some fish that they caught. They called these fish swordfish. Wonder where Don got his Utah Jazz shirt.
Don and Neville with their friends. Daniel drove them up into the mountains where they tried to catch crabs.
No, the water isn't this color from washing all our dishes. It looks dirty because the water turns brown after a hard rain.

Things you see in Dominica.

A beautiful view up the road from our house. Cabrits can be seen on the right and the town of Portsmouth on the left.
Yet another cruise ship. Sometimes we wish that we could sneak onto one of these ships.
The Flag of Dominica on the top of the cruise ship. Also on the top was a water slide. Life must be rough when you are on a cruise.
Looks like you could just walk right into the sunset, doesn't it?
A sailboat with Cabrits in the background. This was taken from Portsmouth Beach Hotel where we had dinner one night.

Our church in Clifton...not Clifton, CO.

Katie stands outside our church in the village of Clifton. Little did we know we would be going to church in a place called Clifton.
This is what the church looks like inside. This was taken after the church service. The power had gone out, so it was very hot.
Some boys that attend the church. It takes about 10 minutes to get to this church. It is two villages away from Toucarie.
More kids who go to the church. The people here have been very friendly and have made us feel very welcome.