Yesterday we docked in Martinique. This was the hardest port on our cruise to get excited about. It’s primarily French speaking, there weren’t a lot of good shore excursions to choose from, and they don’t take US dollars, using the Euro instead, so we would have been hosed by the exchange rate. Plus, due to it being Sunday, most things were closed around town. We spent a good chunk of the morning just wandering the streets in the town where we docked (Fort-de-France). This island in particular had a very European feel to it, with narrow streets and different architecture from most of the other islands we have been to. Kind of cool.
Today we were docked in Dominica. We had a river tubing excursion that was a lot of fun. We drove on a bus up into the hills and got on tubes (with ridiculous helmets and life vests) and floated down the river. The water level was low, so there was plenty of excitement in rapids and rocks that could be bounced into. We had a blast, and my experiences in tubing on the Prairie River in Merrill growing up definitely helped here. There were a lot of people just strewn throughout the river stuck on various rocks and in places where water wasn’t flowing, but we managed to avoid most of that and had a great time.