The countries we have been visiting have been alternating French and British all leading to total confusion when we approach a street. Which side are the cars on? Which direction do we look? All past experiences and general sense of the correct way to look is useless. We find that we simply look both directions, our heads on a swivel, checking several times just to be sure. We look quite confused to anyone who is watching.
Then let's try driving. We have rented a car on several islands, both left hand and right hand drive. We became very happy to find one way streets and tried to avoid roundabouts whenever possible as they present quite a challenge just trying to figure out which direction to circle.
In spite of all the obstacles, we have found that renting cars gives us a chance to explore parts of the islands away from the anchorages, to see parts of the islands we just don't see from the boat.
These pictures are from one of those excursions - on Dominica.
|Wonderful colors on these boats|
|Walking on the bamboo leaves covering the trail|
|Heleconia, always a favorite of mine.|
|Trying to save their Giant Ditch Frog, almost wiped out by a deadly fungus.|