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18th March, 2023

Unfortunately we had to cancel our planned tendering port due to heavy winds and swell in Montserrat, so we set course for the island of Dominica, and finally made it off the northern point of the island around noon.

As things started to clear it became obvious why the island is often referred to as the “ Nature Island of the Caribbean”. With its natural environment, the island is lush, mountainous and is home to many species of rare plants, birds and animals. This is the only country in the world where the sperm whale can be found all year.

We had a great afternoon following the coastline, in amongst the flying fish and dolphins that were seen periodically around the ship. The influence of the British was evident as we passed Prince Rupert Bay, where a small colony was established in the early 1800s. The island was once part of the British Windward Islands.

Next port, Martinique.

Kind Regards
Captain Darin Bowland, MSc

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