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Dominica (The Commonwealth of) - The Nature Isle of the Caribbean (not to be mistaken for the Dominican Republic) Reputed to be the only island discovered by Columbus which he would still recognise today. Most of the island is untouched with many of it's dense rainforests still unexplored. The island in undeveloped as opposed to under-developed and in fact was the first country in the world to have an entirely digital telephone network. The island is the foremost proponent of Eco-tourism in the Caribbean and is home to the 2nd largest boiling lake in the world. It has 365 rivers and exports drinking water to many islands.

The islanders are proud of and are intent on protecting the natural beauty of their island from the potential damage that mainstream commercial tourism operations can cause to a landscape. So no high level hotels and no restricted beaches.

This photo was taken on the west side of the island at the very aptly named Sunset Bay, 15 minutes or so after actual sunset. Others had gathered to take photographs of the sky before the sun set. All had left as soon as the sun dipped below the horizon but I waited on as I knew that some of the most spectacular sunset colours come some time after the sun has left the sky. This evening was a case in point.

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