I am Dominica. Are you?
|'Alexis' - our social director in Dominica|
|'Michael' bringing passion fruit!|
We could get a bag full of passion fruit for only $5 EC (about $1.50 US)!!
|Denny - letting us sample some juicy mangoes|
|Main market in Portsmouth|
We probably could have stayed aboard and gotten everything we needed delivered, but then we would have missed so much! The outdoor produce market was an array of local foods, some we'd never seen before! So as we walked by each stall, we'd talk to the vendor and listen carefully as they excitedly shared favorite recipes for each food. Then we would come home and have a banquet of fresh fruit for our next meal! The pineapples were the best we'd ever eaten!
|Trying to wheel and deal for a good price on pineapple|
|These two guys gave us a few very detailed Gooseberry recipes for juice and jam|
|Fishermen's nets at the dock|
One morning, a woman came by our boat with one of the other local 'boat boys'. Beatrice was from Brittany, France, a free-spirited traveler trying to get to Panama by boat. She rode with us from Dominica to Carriacou to Grenada as our foreign exchange student. The kids loved her company - doing art projects, learning a little French, and doing cannonballs off the transom steps! I was intrigued by her "unschooling" educational philosophies, and she enjoyed watching my structured "U.S.-certified teacher-ized" homeschooling technique. It was a time to share - ideas, space, culture, and life - with a stranger, who became a friend after only 2 and a half weeks.
|Beatrice, our French stow-away :)|
Here are the videos from our two field trips in Dominica!