Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another view of the Boeri Lake

Picture of a very low Boeri Lake:
Boeri Lake

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Chelsea, or Manchester Utd?

Why was Jack Malone on 'Without a Trace' wearing a Chelsea t-shirt???

For the same reason Man Utd featured on The Simpsons tonight, perhaps...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Manchester Mexican...

...Rickey Hatton does it again, with an awesome round 4 win over Castillo.

BTW did you see Wayne Rooney in Hatton's entourage?!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Red rocks

red rocks
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605
These were the location for the clue and treasure in Episode 4 of Pirate Master. They are located near Pointe Baptiste in the north of the island.

Pirate Master

PM had a little fire to it last night (rather than just being good because of Dominica being the location). The area around Red Rocks in the north of Dominica was the setting for the episode; the trails were the ones near Pointe Baptiste.

Red Rocks by the way are the exposed red soil & rock formations.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Longest Day

The Longest Day. Summer Solstice. Bloody windy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

2007 Hurricane Season

Today I heard the first thunder of the year, a sure sign we're in the hurricane season. We've got a small tropical wave passing over us but it just gave us overcast skies. I do however have my eye on a big storm just coming off the coast of Africa!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Many hands make light work?

I saw this posting today on a vaguely Dominica-related blog from a Nigerian about a new collaborative website, and I just had to quote it:

"We hope that you will be interested enough to wank to participate because this endeavour will require many hands doing many things."

Friday, June 15, 2007

Pirate Master & the Layou River

Last night's Pirate Master featured the Layou River (Dominica's longest). The small waterfall where the treasure was found is just off the side road that went down to what was the rope bridge over the river - sadly, washed away by the great flood of 1997.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Boeri Lake

Boeri Lake
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605
We're at the end of our 'dry season'.. and you can tell. The Boeri Lake was like Blackpool beach when the tide's out... you had to walk a long way to get to the water.

Friday, June 08, 2007

View from Cabrits

View from Cabrits
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605
Fort Shirley is part of the Cabrits National Park. This is where last night's episode of Pirate Master was set.

Shark-infested waters?

Maybe it was OK that last night's Pirate Master didn't emphasise that the location was Dominica. If you believed them, we've shark-infested waters and snake-filled pits. I wish! Though we do have boa constrictors and small harmless snakes, none are poisonous. And the sharks are way way out at sea.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Just watching Pirate Master, episode 1, again. Things to note:

- I heard about the guy who set-up the locks, and they were an ingenious 3-part 1-key lock

- There are no crocodiles in Dominica

- The 'croc' heads seen were actually alligators.