Monday, March 19, 2012

A postcard from the West Indies: Dominica


“Dozens of sulphur springs, bubbling pots and the famous Boiling Lake - wherever you are on the island, there's never a bit of hot water or volcanic activity far away! You may even catch the smell of sulphur in the wind... “

Dominica's Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. It is filled with bubbling greyish-blue water that is usually enveloped in a cloud of vapour.

It is believed that the Lake is actually a flooded fumarole, a crack through which gases escape from the molten lava below, rather than a volcanic crater. The natural basin of the Boiling Lake collects the rainfall from the surrounding hills and from two small streams which empty into the lake. The water seeps through the porous bottom to the hot lava below where it is trapped and heated to boiling point.

Vincent's Least Gecko is a gecko found in the Caribbean, on the islands of Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent.


Jocelyn said...

Very interesting post ^_^

shelena said...

Indeed postcards to take a shot in a High view.

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