Written by: Mark StrattonOn the lush island of Dominica, the Caribbean's first long distance walking trail offers a fascinating journey through mango orchards, boiling lakes and ancient Carib culture
When Christopher Columbus was asked by the Queen of Spain what Dominica was like, it's said he crumpled a sheet of paper and replied: "Like this". Yet during his voyage through the Caribbean in 1493 he sailed straight past the island without setting foot ashore. I have theory as to why Columbus didn't drop anchor: he was suffering exploration overload. Sailing past on a Sunday, he'd no doubt endured a long hard week naming islands and thought, let's just call it Dominica and be off. Thus the rather unimaginative Latin name for "Sunday" stuck.
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