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Mark Rentz at Caribbean Sea
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Fort Shirley, Saint John, DominicaFort ShirleySaint John, DominicaA recently restored battery demonstrates how Fort Shirley protected Prince Rupert Bay, the best anchorage on Dominica. The bay itself has a long...Fort Shirley, Saint John, DominicaFort ShirleySaint John, DominicaThe 1774 Officer's Quarters at Fort Shirley, restored based on the original plans still housed at the National Archives at Kew, England! The fort...Fort Shirley, Saint John, DominicaFort ShirleySaint John, DominicaA young Kapok tree near Fort Shirley. Apparently it will grow out of these thorns as it matures, but in the mean time, keep clear!The Shacks, Portsmouth, DominicaThe ShacksPortsmouth, DominicaConvenient place to grab a meal while touring the island. Local vendors rent space from a parallel strip of stalls where they sell food, drinks,...The Shacks, Portsmouth, DominicaThe ShacksPortsmouth, DominicaNelson's Grill House serves up a tasty plate of grilled Caribbean style chicken with your choice of sides. They do their cooking on site and in...The Shacks, Portsmouth, DominicaThe ShacksPortsmouth, DominicaA&E Fresh Fruit Juices is the place to grab a Mango Shake on a hot afternoon. They set up in The Shacks - a parallel strip of rented stalls from...Northern coastline, DominicaNorthern coastlineDominicaThe rough-hewn northern coast of Dominica. The tough coastline and mountainous interior made Dominica unsuitable for large colonial sugar...Syndicate, DominicaSyndicateDominicaBlue-headed Hummingbird, found only in Dominica and Martinique. If you can hire Dr. Birdy for the day, he'll show you the exact branch that one of...Syndicate, DominicaSyndicateDominicaPurple-throated Carib (hummingbird), native only to the Caribbean. Beautiful coloration on this guy, but he was a bit skittish, so this is as close...Syndicate, DominicaSyndicateDominicaTwo Red-necked Amazon parrots got all up in each others' business while feeding in their favorite trees. These parrots are endemic to Dominica, so...Syndicate, DominicaSyndicateDominicaA Red-necked Amazon parrot feeding on his favorite seeds while hanging upside down. These guys are pretty agile and contort their bodies to pick...Colihaut, DominicaColihautDominicaWe stopped at this house on a day tour of Dominica to look for the hummingbirds that often feed on the garden flowers. It always pays to hire...Kalinago Barana Autê, Saint David, DominicaKalinago Barana AutêSaint David, DominicaI love the windswept trees and bushes lining the eastern coast. Dominica is right in the heart of Hurricane Alley, and the vegetation here is built...Kalinago Barana Autê, Saint David, DominicaKalinago Barana AutêSaint David, DominicaWhile you're on the island, take the time to visit the Kalinago Village for an introduction to the pre-Columbian way of life. This model village...Caribbean Sea, St. Joseph, DominicaCaribbean SeaSt. Joseph, DominicaWe found a pod of seven sperm whales traveling together as if they were out on a Sunday drive. Since they weren't moving very fast we were able to...Caribbean Sea, St. Joseph, DominicaCaribbean SeaSt. Joseph, DominicaA mother sperm whale and calf heading down for dinner at the same time. They dive a couple thousand feet in search of squid, which is apparently...Caribbean Sea, St. Joseph, DominicaCaribbean SeaSt. Joseph, DominicaHere we are in the water with a sperm whale. This time she's spy hopping to get a better view of us.Caribbean Sea, St. Joseph, DominicaCaribbean SeaSt. Joseph, DominicaWhales aren't the only cetaceans around Dominica - these rough-toothed dolphins were a fabulous surprise. They are typically found far off-shore,...Cassava Bakery, Saint David, DominicaCassava BakerySaint David, DominicaAlthough his bakery stand is new, Daniel Frederick still employs traditional techniques in crafting his delicious cassava bread. Fresh ground...Caribbean Sea, DominicaCaribbean SeaDominicaHoly crap! That's what I was thinking when this 50-ft, 40-ton bull sperm whale came bearing down on us. It's not that I was scared - the whales are...
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          1. > 1y
            Thanks so much for sharing these photos Mark. **Lovely images**! These remind me how beautiful Dominica is and how fortunate we were with the Sperm Whales! We still have a couple spaces for February if you know anyone who'd like to join: http://bit.ly/HltwdV
          2. > 1y
            Thanks @Ted Cheeseman - definitely a trip to remember. I tried to get Mike and Andrea to join, but I think they are already booked at that time.
          3. > 1y
            @Scuba Mami - I know you are planning to swim with the humpbacks, but put the spermies on your list too! Easy trip from NYC!
          4. > 1y
            Now I have Madagascar and Sri Lanka on my mind! @Mark Rentz @Tom Page @Minul Tennakoon Money, time, time money!!!!
          5. > 1y
            umm.. I'll help you as I can
          6. > 1y
            Not going anytime soon.... Have 2014 possibilities already lined up and want to return to PNG. @Minul Tennakoon
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