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3 Rivers Eco Lodge

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

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I am writing a separate entry for 3 Rivers Eco Lodge because one of the take away’s that Jem (Jim) the owner tries to impress on to visitors is that you don’t have to go to extremes to positively impact the environment, rather he feels that by educating visitors while on vacation and when they return home, they do one action that they would not have done prior to visiting him, that would be enough. Its all about small, sustainable steps. For me, this is my step.
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My spiritual quest.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

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Actually, not so much of a quest as a science experiment. While I was doing my long jungle trek from Morne Macaque to the ocean, I came across a couple of Rasta guys sitting in the jungle. We talked and I told them I was a tourist. They asked if I ever had been invisible. “No”, I told them. They asked if I would like to purchase one of their invisibility cigarettes. I was like no way. I’m a seasoned traveler, I knew they just wanted my money. Well, they offered a money back guarantee so I bought one. I took a couple of puffs and a few minutes later, damned if I wasn’t invisible. The guys were talking, looking in different directions, so I thought that maybe I was truly invisible. I had one of them take a picture of me. I was really starting to think clearly now and came up with the idea of since I was invisible, it would be the perfect time for me to go and catch one of those Fer-de-Lance poisonous snakes. So off I went into the jungle. A few minutes later I got really tired so I went to sleep. When I woke up all of my stuff was gone. I figured it was the invisibility smoke that stayed on inanimate objects longer and that I sweated off all of mine. So, I drearily walked my way down the mountain.
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Dominica day six

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Copy of IMG_1375.jpg Got up to the sound of rain. That sound went on non-stop until around four in the afternoon. That combined with the fact that everything closes on Sunday, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dominica day five

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Copy of IMG_1385.jpg I didnt wake until seven this morning which was the latest since I got here. That is just about right since with most vacations it takes about three or ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dominca day four

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Copy of fun 007-1.jpg After some heavy hikes it sometimes takes the body a day or so to recover. With Bam being wounded, we all voted on doing a easy day. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dominica day three

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Copy of 3 river 2 (52)-1.jpg Woke up refreshed and surprisingly feeling no pain, I headed on down to breakfast. I am usually not one for breakfast or lunch, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Dominca day two

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Copy of 3 river 2 (4)-1.jpg Katie and Jason had invited me the previous day to join them on a walk to the Emerald Pool. The Emerald Pool is ... [Continue reading this entry]

Almost the end of the round the world trip.

Monday, June 6th, 2005
5:00 am. Thats when the alarm went off, a sound that I had not heard in six weeks. My eyes were definitely voting on cancelling the whole thing. The brain seconded that motion and quickly converted the ... [Continue reading this entry]