That being said, we rented a car for the day and took off to do some exploring on our own, ignoring the advice/pressure to hire a guide. The following pictures are from the first half of our day discovering Dominica.
We began our tour by heading to the Emerald Pool. We chose to do this first in an attempt to beat the cruise ship crowds. As we drove past the port the cruise ship was approaching the dock and there were row upon row of buses, taxis and vans waiting to carry the passengers to all the "hot spots" on the island.
The same leaf, two different sides.
Still more on our day trip to follow...