This is the latest of our weekly travel photo series, inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter.
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.
Don Faust | Partner, Contributor and Photo Editor of the travel site www.caroundtheworld.com, winner of 2010 Lowell Thomas travel writing award.