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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Dominica; Soufrière and Bubble Beach


Heading back north from Scotts Head, our next stop was the small fishing village of Soufrière (good article on things to see and do in Soufrière at this link: 11 Amazing Things to Do in Soufrière, Dominica. Here you’ll find Bubble Beach, in which small Champagne-like bubbles gently rise to the surface from a volcanic vent below. There is even a Bubble Beach Spa here to take advantage of it all, but you can get those bubbles for free just by stepping off the public beach into the water. And, yes, I did a lousy job of capturing those bubbles, but here you go:

The “bubbles” at Bubble Beach

Soufrière, to me, is all about the color. I’ll talk a little on Wednesday about some other Soufrière sights, such as St. Mark’s Church, but for today I’m going to let the following images do the rest of the talking along with a couple more images from Scotts Head (the last two gallery photos below are Scotts Head, Caribbean side):

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Fun Photo Friday — Southern Caribbean; Dominica Favorites 1


Colorful Fleet

Time of the first of two Fun Photo Fridays featuring Dominica favorites:

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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Dominica; Scotts Head


Welcome to Roseau, Dominica

Time to step off the ship and head out toward the pickup point for our tour. But before we start heading south here’s another view of the hurricane damaged Our Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral and the Bethesda Methodist Church standing in the foreground:

A pair of churches

Along the way to where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean we would pass by Government House, the official residence of the president of Dominica:

Government House

About halfway to our destination we went through Pointe Michel, where we discovered the charming St. Luke Catholic Church:

St. Luke Church as seen from Louberie Road

And about half an hour later we alighted from the bus in Scotts Head. Here, on this small spit of land protruding out into the sea, is where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can tell the difference immediately, as the Caribbean side is relatively calm:

Scotts Head Beach on the calm Caribbean side

While on the other side the Atlantic Ocean rages is a loud surf:

Scotts Head, Atlantic side

The nearby village of Scotts Head gives you some fun photos featuring local colors. Here is Scotts Head Village from the Caribbean side:

Scotts Head Village, Caribbean side

And here’s the village as seen from the Atlantic side:

Scotts Head Village, Atlantic side

Of course the boats stay on the calmer Scotts Bay side, which gives you colorful scenes such as this:

Scotts Head Bay

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