EPISODE 23 - THE NORTH SHORE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The north shore of the Dominican Republic is known for its beaches, mountains and wind. People come here for the sun and the fun and for windsurfing, kitesurfing, canyoning and mountain biking. Our host Robynne Bailey hooks up with the locals and learns to kite surf. Although windsurfing has been the established sport on these beaches, kitesurfing is quickly gaining ground. The best in the world come here to challenge the trade winds that brought Christopher Columbus to these shores in 1492.
Robynne takes on a cultural tour of the north shore exploring the people
and their lifestyle. The favorite sport of the local people is baseball
and for entertainment the local men gather to gamble with their prize
birds pitting cock against another.