I had just boarded a ferry from Castries, Saint Lucia heading to Roseau, Dominica via Martinique. This was to be the second of a multi-country high point Caribbean adventure. I chose the ferry as it was half the price of a flight and having already been… let’s say disappointed with many Caribbean airlines I certainly wanted to avoid them if possible, especially as the only airline option had a 1 out of 5 rating! With several reviews saying they had to give a 1 as there was no zero option.
This multi-country high point adventure would encompass 3 country high points that eluded me last year due to being stranded in Curacao after 5 cancelled flights over 5 days forcing me to abandon the rest of that trip. So this time the plan was Saint Lucia and Dominica highest point and then continue onto Sint Maarten, St Kitts and finally Antigua as planned last year. I would also be looking to squeeze in Anguilla and Saint Martin as territorial high points over the 15 days also.
After visiting Petra I headed towards Wadi Rum where I had prearranged 4×4 transport through the desert to the foot of Jabal Umm ad Dami.
After successfully climbing to the highest point In Egypt I took a direct AirArabia flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Beirut. I had pre-arranged a taxi to meet me at the airport take me to my hotel just over 2 hours away in Cedars, Bcharre located at the foot of the highest mountains in Lebanon including of course the countries highest point Qurnat as Sawda (3088m).