Dominican Republic Day Six: A Short Walk Before The Rains And Another Morning In Paradise.
It is the hurricane and rainy season in the Dominican Republic. I found this out during my stay in Santo Domingo. It rained a few hours everyday. And just about anytime of the day. I was lucky during my stay at the Altos de Cano Hondo resort near the Los Haitises National Park. There was no rain my first two days. We had perfect weather. This ended on Monday afternoon. Some storms moved through early in the afternoon. I enjoyed the rain falling on the rooftop of my room as I edited my photos. The rains stopped late in the afternoon, but the sky still was threatening when I decided to try and get another hike in.
As I have written in my earlier blog posts, a lot of domestic animals roam freely on and near the grounds of the resorts. This horse somehow managed to climb the steep stone road to the my resort high on the hilltop.
A few drops of rain fell on my hike and I was able to get a little over a mile of walking in before it starting raining again. It poured and I had to take shelter under a building near the pool at the lower resort. The rain stopped, long enough for me to walk back to my lodge. After changing cloths I had a nice meal, there were a few other guests at the lodge that night, and enjoyed my evening editing photos and listening to the rain. I slept very peacefully again. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my evening hike. Dominican Republic Day Six evening hike October 26 2021.
I awoke before dawn the next morning. The rain had stooped so I had my coffee, with some of the other guest who already were up, and headed out to watch the sunrise. I knew where and when it rose now. I love sunrises and sunsets and never saw one I didn’t like. I quickly walked over the now muddy access road to the entrance road to the Los Haitises National Park.
my favorite the malachite butterfly.
northern parula. These would be the last birds I would see on my hike. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs of the birds I saw on my hike. Dominican Republic Day Seven morning hike birds October 26 2021.
I was soon at the steep stone road and climbed the hill to the hotel and finished my three mile hike. At breakfast I arranged for a guided tour later in the day. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my morning hike. Dominican Republic Day Seven. Morning hike October 26 2021.
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”