|Dominica was absolutely beautiful! Every shade of green imaginable but an understatement as said by our tour guide. The island was small only 28 miles long by 16 miles wide but was enveloped by mounds of trees and copious amounts of plants I had only seen growing in a pot sitting next to a window in someone’s house. Cindy, our tour guide, talked about Dominica as one giant family, they provide shelters for those who need it and food to keep all from growing hungry. They grow every type of fruit imaginable and from the 400 inches of rain they receive on an annual basis there is no reason why they wouldn’t grow, 7 pound avocados, 5 pound mangos, even 20 pound watermelons. My mom and I went snorkeling today which didn’t turn out really the way we both would have wanted it, since my mom doesn’t snorkel she was hoping to lay out on the deck of the boat pulling us out to the ocean that was not the case. We walked about the length of a football field to a beach that was not the black sandy beaches Cindy was talking about; it was a floor of rocks the size of bricks. I did manage to get into the water after falling and getting trampled by cascades of waves, I finally swam to the open ocean seeing an amazing arrangement of coral fish and flounder which I assumed by the look of them were dead fish decaying on coral. I swam to an area that had sulfuric bubbles coming from ocean floor, it gave the appearance of swimming in a glass of champagne, it was just incredible. Taking our final bus trip back to our ship and just gazing at the Caribbean Sea and the palm trees draping over the skyline, there was a reason why everyone around here speak Bob Marley’s motto, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.