I don’t really know what my family thinks about this whole boat thing, but I can be pretty sure they are greeeeeen with jealousy that I am in Dominica at the same time as the Australia v West Indies test match. Will I be going? Well, duh. Our Aussie friends from Jabiru and I will take the bus down to Roseau tomorrow for the third day. Tickets are about 30 EC, which translates to about $10US. Oh yeah.
Our many American friends probably won’t know what I am talking about here. To clarify, test matches are the big international cricket games. They last up to five days, with two innings apiece. In an uncharacteristic display of modesty, most Americans claim to be entirely incapable of understanding the rules of the world’s second most popular sport, despite it being remarkably similar to their own national pastime (baseball). Don’t worry, though: if you have the patience to live through the utter tedium of a gridiron football game, you can probably handle cricket.
So yeah. Windies v Aus, in Dominica. Very. Excited