Our next 2 stops were Dominica and Grenada. At the risk of offending the residents of those two fine islands, what I have learned over the years is that these Caribbean islands have a bit of “sameness” to them. They all seem to have some mountain terrain and all have beautiful, sandy, white beaches. The people seem genuinely friendly and industrious, but they have certainly bought into the tourist economy. In this part of the world, warm sunshine, unexpected but light, rain showers and spectacular skies are common. And, same or not, what can be wrong with seven days of 80 degree sunshine, Caribbean water and beaches and great food and drink?
The high vantage point of the modern cruise ship deck give a “birds-eye” view of these islands and is a viewpoint that one might not otherwise have to shoot island images.
A downside of cruising is the very brief glimpses you get of each stop. I am pretty certain that the best way to “see” these islands would be to spend some time there, with some local knowledge. While we were in Dominica, we did not venture far from the docks. We walked around the small downtown of Roseau, and eventually landed at a wharfside bar for one of the local beers. In Grenada, some of our group took a tour. Again, we didn’t venture far from the port.
One thing, however, that all of the islands of the Caribbean have, is color. It seems to be everywhere, and it draws the eye.