After a brief (and warm) stop in Smith Cove, we headed out to Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. It is one of the only places on the island where you can see the both beautiful and endangered Blue Iguanas. While we saw a few other lizards, including a member of the more invasive species on the island, a baby green iguana, I had no luck to see the famed “Blue Dragon”. The tour of their habitat was closed during my visit, and we didn’t have any luck to find any sunning themselves in the blue garden. I spent quite a few moments of my trip chasing the green iguanas around while trying to get a good photo, so a sight of a blue iguana would have made my day.
I always love to visit botanical gardens and parks wherever we go, and this one had a unique feature. There was an area of the park that while not in season, was still beautiful. The orchid area featured various orchids mounted to trees, with an elevated wooden walkway and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be when in season. There is also another area of the park, called the Color Garden that is stunning. The colors go from reds, pinks, and oranges to beautiful blues and violets. There is also a palm garden, and a marshy area. My souvenir from this stop was in the form of a few “mozzie” (mosquito) bites, they always manage to get ahold of me.Read More