Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The beach...
Heading out. No filters; the water really looks like this.
Deckhand. He's apprenticed to the Captain, who has sole responsibility for training, and sole discretion for granting a Captain's License.
The Captain boats the first Dorado
A couple more
Looking for fish
Looking back at Paradisus
It rains here.
Kids hanging out at the local store
Just looking down the road
Kids go to school from age 6 to 18. Half go in the morning, and half go in the afternoon.
Nacho takes us in a Dominican home. The house is built from palm bark, which is the only wood the termites won't eat
Dominican electrical supply
The indoor kitchen
The outdoor kitchen
They keep a little wood smoldering all day, and keep the pot warm
Judy and some kids
The people, the homes, and the towns were all very clean and neat. Then of course, there are the little pigs...
Cocoa pods hanging in the tree. Inside are the beans that are dried and roasted to make chocolate.
The cocoa beans inside the pod
Coffee and spices for sale. They grow cinnamon and vanilla; paprika trees grow in people's yards.
Little crocodile - not an alligator
Judy goes bananas.
Hmmmm... JG looks like he's had a few Dominican Style already.
Kam adds a little fresh pineapple to the mix. "Family - time for a drink, Dominican Style!"
Snake guy, poses for photos and tips
This is a National Park; the Dominicans are working hard to preserve the natural beauty of their island