|green, green, green. And check out the huge breadfruit tree on the left - YUM|
As we sailed north this season we stopped again in Portsmith Dominica and marveled once more at how incredibly green and lush this island is.
|green, green, green|
The winds were up when we arrived (25-30 knots) so we opted to take a PAYS mooring 1.) because the winds were way up and forecasted to stay that way, making anchoring extra exciting and 2.) because we wanted to support the PAYS Union. 3.) we would sleep better on a secure mooring vs anchor. What is PAYS you ask? Good question. PAYS = Portsmith Association of Yacht Security. Instead of each boat guy fighting over incoming yachts, they work more together. All the moorings belong to PAYS and not individual boat guys. According to the Facebook page -PAYS provide night security, mooring, search and rescue, yachting services, tours, laundry services, taxi,garbage disposal, customs and immigration clearance. WiFi is provided around the pays office area. On Sundays we do the Sunday BBQ. We accept USD( United
States Dollar) EURO and GBP (British Pound Sterling). Eastern Caribbean Dollar - $25.00 a night. For all mentioned services there is a fee. We decided last year that we wanted to support and encourage this type of action. We only wish other island boat guys would do the same.
|Crews of sv Restless Heart, sv Wahoo, sv Bon Bini enjoying the PAYS BBQ|
|Sarah of sv Libertine and Julie of sv Rhon|
|Mary and Ralph of sv Restless Heart shake a leg|
|Sarah and Sabrina work their way along the rock shore|
|Note the centenarian, Dominica has a high percentage of centenarians|
|New boat for someone|
|Western shore looking south|
|Unusual beach house|