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WRitteN BY kristeN kelloGG
photogRaphY BY katie kaizer
a local Filmmaker diScoverS the iSland oF dominica
photo BY kristeN kelloGG
rom the moment I first spotted land as our little plane descended
pressive waterfalls. It’s home to the Waitukubuli National Trail that
over Dominica during the day’s golden hour, every inch of the
snakes 115 majestic miles across and around the island.
island appeared blanketed in deep and vibrant greens. They call this
As I set out to explore the Nature Island’s vast beauty, I couldn’t
breathtaking island nestled between Guadeloupe and Martinique in
help but be reminded of my backyard adventures on Nantucket
the Lesser Antilles, the “Nature Island,” and now I could clearly see
where conservation land is an essential component of why people
why. Dominica might just be one of the most lush and unexplored
love to visit, summer, and call it home.
places you’ll ever set foot on.
With around 70,000 people residing throughout the island’s
For a filmmaker like myself, the island screams “capture me,”
289.5 square miles, Dominica is home to a few lucky expats and
with its black, sparkling sand beaches, crystal-clear water, and im-
a wealth of friendly locals. The rich volcanic soil allows just about