Diving Dominica...at last!

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The elusive Flying Gurnard. Photo courtesy of fellow diver Ann Jones.
The dive boat departs (almost on time) in the morning for a two-tank dive to Witch's Point and Gurnard-Something-I-Can't-Remember. The boat is a little crowded, but no complaints - it's a nice, big boat and the staff is on the ball. The divers on board are all Americans - friendly and fun.

At Witch's Point we see a Hawksbill Turtle ( I just LOVE turtles. So does Steve. When he sees one, he gets excited, uses up all is air, and it means we have a shorter dive!). Despite the turtle excitement, Steve and I both notice a general lack of schooling fish, lackluster coral, and we are a frankly little disappointed in the dive overall.

On the next dive, a fellow diver (Ann) immediately spots a prehistoric-looking Flying Gurnard. Excellent! I also see a spotted eel snake, a new one for me.
Temptations at Rituals Coffee.
Again, there doesn't seem to be as many fish as we expected in Dominica. But then I remember the first dives of a new location always seems to be a disappointment. We hope for better tomorrow.

Back on dry land, we stroll into town for a treat at the local Starbucks knockoff, Rituals Coffee. I just might write to Starbucks to suggest a peanut butter flavored Frappucino -- it's a taste treat! We enjoy our drinks and the dramatic sky on the waterfront.

In the evening, we dine at La Robe Creole. The frequent exclamations of delight that come from Steve indicate he is pretty happy with his Creole Octopus Casserole, and I am just as pleased with my vegetarian plate of beans, rice, and delicious broccolini. The price is high by Dominican standards, but this place is highly recommended!
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The elusive Flying Gurnard. Photo …
The elusive Flying Gurnard. Photo…
Temptations at Rituals Coffee.
Temptations at Rituals Coffee.
On the waterfront, Roseau.
On the waterfront, Roseau.
Rainbow in Roseau. We saw at least…
Rainbow in Roseau. We saw at leas…
Roseau skyline. Clouds seem perman…
Roseau skyline. Clouds seem perma…
Rain shower, La Robe Creole restau…
Rain shower, La Robe Creole resta…
Happy diners at La Robe Creole res…
Happy diners at La Robe Creole re…
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