This twin-peaked headland—and the ruins of the 18th-century Fort Shirley garrison—preside over Prince Rupert’s Bay, Dominica's largest wetlands and a dock for smaller cruise ships. An 1802 revolt here led to the British Empire abolishing all slave soldiers, making this the country's most important historic destination (now being considered as a World Heritage Site). A short climb leads to the restored buildings and splendid viewpoint, complete with cannons. Longer trails spike out into the dry coastal woodlands, populated by crabs and grass snakes (Liophis juliae, known locally as kouwes).
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