Dominica’s Wild Weather

The temperamental weather was the most challenging thing about Dominica. It switched from basking hot sunshine to torrential rain in an instant. The “No Kitchen Required” crew was introduced to the capriciousness of the skies before we even set foot on the island. Our propeller plane was unable to land due to low-lying clouds and fog, which had moved in suddenly after a smooth and sunny flight.

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Clouds get trapped by the mountain peaks on this volcanic undulating land mass, which causes record rainfall levels. The upside of all this rain is an abundance of luscious green vegetation against a sumptuous backdrop of bright iron-rich red rock. Luckily, I had the pleasure and thrill of abseiling (rappelling) down the red cliff before the chefs made their own dramatic entrances to this episode of the show.

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