Cabrits National Park, Portsmouth, Dominica

On the same day that we did the Indian river we hiked one of the hills in Cabrits National Park, although im sure Edward would debate the hike and hill definitions… The first stop was at the visotors center where they had some displays about the old fort on the site and stopped for a plate of chicken wings and ‘rice and peas’ and a cold drink before heading into the park and up the first trail.

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The trail took us to the old officers quaters now mostly reclaimed by the forest and being slowly eaten by tree roots.

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From here we carried on exploring the trails, crossing the headland to look out over the next bay and then doubled back on ourselves to head up to the summit.

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The view back over the bay from the summit reminded me a lot of the view from Pigeon Island in St Lucia.

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On a lot of the paths the trees had grown over at the top to create tunnels.

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The main fort site is being slowly restored with the buildings being built back up and the cannons being put back on show.

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The day ended in the bar/restaurant on the beach using the internet to call home and wish my mother a happy mothers day, accompanied by a lovely sunset.

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