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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Off to the Boiling Lake


Thats right, Boiling. Like actually above 212F.

I'm working on a nature series for television to be air on SC Public Television, marketed towards National PBS, and possibly the Discovery Channel. I'll be out of town for the week on a shoot in the Carribean Island of Dominica.

Some of the itinerary:
Friday Afternoon Shoot Blue-Gobies and waterfall at Trafalger with underwater camera. Friday Evening, Shoot Leatherback sea turtles. At this point, I should point out that the term "Shoot" means with a video camera--not a gun.

Saturday Whales/ Dolphins with possible underwater shots. Souffreire--Low elevation sulpher vents with wild cashews and lizards. Snorkling at Scott's Head. Shoot Leatherback turtles at night, or shoot giant fruit bats at Tou Santi (The Stinking Hole).

Sunday Parrots Giant trees and rainforest. Cactus forest at Calihut. Make up day for Stinkhole.

Monday, Boiling Lake

Tuesday Iguanas, hummingbirds and make up day.



The sulfur vent shoot will require an 16 mile round trip hike, and should be very cool. There are only a few plants and animals that can handle living around the temperature, steam and sulfur gasses.

Also ,we'll be shooting leatherback turtles at night laying eggs. VERY COOL.

I have more to do, and little time, so I'll wrap it up.



6 Comments:

At 9:01 AM GMT-5, Blogger Shep said...

so cool, I wish I could go.
be safe.

 
At 12:38 PM GMT-5, Blogger cc said...

Isn't there poker in the Dominican?

 
At 12:19 PM GMT-5, Blogger Gamecock said...

Extremely jealous, that's awesome.

 
At 1:00 PM GMT-5, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

Since I don't leave the greatest Island in the world, Manhattan...please post more pictures. We have a similar water fall in Central Park. Hope you had a great time over there and a few pictures of the local sinoritas might be in order...thanks!

 
At 12:23 PM GMT-5, Blogger Huge Junk said...

I went on a cruise that stopped in Dominica. It's a shithole as far as the town is concerned, but get past that and it's a really beautiful island. I did the rainforest trek to a waterfall, swam around in that for a bit, then went to Trafalgar. I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it.

 
At 10:30 AM GMT-5, Blogger TeamScottSmith said...

Yeah Bob, the towns are not worth going to. Dominica is all about the rain forest, sulfur vents, geothermal springs and natural beauty.

I'm back, but am awaiting some pictures before posting. And I don't think there is any poker on the island CC. I doubt there are even home games.

 

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