Photo Friday: Victoria Falls in Dominica, WI

by Don Faust on May 25, 2012

This week’s Photo Friday takes us to Victoria Falls in Dominica, West Indies.

This is the latest of our weekly travel photo series, inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter.

Victoria Falls - Dominica, West Indies

This week’s #FriFotos theme is WATERFALLS.  In 2006, Chris and I took our first trip together to the island of Dominica, also known as the Nature Island because of its pristine beauty.  It’s not a very built-up, and is popular with birders and people seeking hiking and various nature activities.  It is also a very mountainous island, approximately 35 miles long, which gets more rain than most other island in the Caribbean.  Because of this, there are over 300 rivers leading to the ocean and several waterfalls.  Pictured is Victoria Falls, which is fed by the Boiling Lake, high in the mountains.  After hiking roughly an hour with our guide, traversing the downstream river several times and climbing over large boulders (one of which involved a guide ignobly pushing Chris up by her a**) , we finally arrived at the waterfall and pool.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Angela May 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Lovely photo, I would watch waterfalls for hours on end!

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Elty May 26, 2012 at 7:54 am

That’s from my nature island – Dominica. I love this island. I will be there this summer!!

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Chris May 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Elty – Enjoy your trip! I really loved Dominica. It’s one of my favorite Caribbean islands.

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cheryl May 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Wow, that’s one gorgeous site!

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Andy Hayes May 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Great photo (and story, hehe). Are these pools and ponds warm at all? I just figured with the rain water it would be chilly, but then you mention boiling lake… :)

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Don Faust May 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Andy – this lake feeds into a river, and the water there is quite comfortable. We didn’t go in the waterfall pool though – but the water from the boiling lake travels a ways to get there, and we were walking in the water that was just exiting the pool – the temperature is fine by then.

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Chris June 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

That was the first time we had traveled together. I figured if Don could see me through the trip, he’d be OK for the longer haul. :)

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