It’s been two months since I left the Nature Island to set up house in my ‘home and native land’, after nearly twenty years away. Despite some allergy-related challenges, it is pleasant to be in Canada again, especially since the summer weather is extremely hot where I live. However, I think of lovely Dominica every day and look forward to a return when winter closes in. Of course, the magic of Carnival is ever-present in my mind, beckoning me back for fun through its abundance of festivities. And then there are those captivating mountains…pure fresh air, incredible hikes and entrancing vistas everywhere.
I’ve had some time now to reflect on the fascinating people I’ve met, the wonderful friends I’ve made and the amazing adventures I’ve had in that rainforest-filled land. I feel overwhelmingly grateful to all concerned for being part of my life and making it so much
An eBook about Dominica is presently in the works. As I become more settled in my new location, I expect to actively work on it when fall returns to this northern land. It will be based on many of my adventures and experiences that have been documented in this blog. It’s actually good to have some distance from Dominica, my beloved subject, so that I can review the material and write more objectively and concisely about what transpired during those two unforgettable decades. But take note: it won’t be in the same style as the blog and some new topics will be included to add to the intrigue!
In the mean time, I’ll offer interested readers a teaser: my 10 (specific) favourite things to do on Dominica that I intend to do again! And a footnote about what I haven’t yet done that I still want to do! Watch for that post very soon. In Dominica, the possibilities for adventure are seemingly endless!
And finally – I would be remiss if I did not thank everyone who wished me well and sent me off with lots of love and best wishes . I won’t name any names just yet – but I think you know who you are. The get-togethers, lunches, dinners,treats, gifts, surprises, cards and kind words are very much appreciated. I will never forget you–but at the same time, I expect you will see me again in the not-too-distant future! Continue to enjoy and make the most of your lives on the beautiful Nature Island!
Stay tuned for accounts of my adventures in my Canadian ‘home’, which will be posted on my Canary Gal blog.
To my Dominican ‘family’: thanks for the memories ! XX OO