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Royal Clipper

Dominica

sunny 80 °F

After sailing the majority of the morning we arrived in the bay of Cabrits, Dominica, out from the Cabrits National Park.

Cabrits is an extinct volcano that was once its own island, separate from mainland Dominica. It was connected to Dominica by the sweeping in of material from Douglas Bay and Prince Rupert Bay.

The word Cabrits is derived from "goat" in Spanish, French and Portuguese, and is a reference to the animal that has been indigenous to Cabrits. Goats were introduced to the island by sailors, who set them free on the island to grow, so that there would be meat available when they returned.

Our excursion today took us on a rowboat ride about 1/2 mile up the Indian River to explore and witness some of the natural beauty of the area.

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Posted by rpickett 14:46 Archived in Dominica Tagged cabrits

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