very beautiful spot, looks like ireland
but warm. i found the people to be extremely friendly. once, i was on a big walk ashore and a huge swell rolled in from the west with heavy deluge. my friend couldn't come fetch me with the dinghy
, it was impossible to land. i ended up sleeping on the porch of a little empty house with 5 dominicans in the same predictament; they were delivering fruit to st martin
on a hollowed out 24 foot sailboat! we spent the night fighting over scraps of cardboard to sleep on, drinking rum
and laughing alot. the next morning i had to jump off the big pier onto the dinghy
as it passed by, still couldn't land it. now whenever i go through dominica
i stop to visit these guys.
statia is still real countryside and very charming.