|1 - Grenada, 2 - Carriacou, 3 - Union Island, 4 - Tobago Cays, 5 - Mayreau,|
6 - Bequia, 7 - St Lucia, 8 - Martinique
|A - Fort-de-France, B - Pointe du Bout|
|The fort on Pigeon Island overlooks Rodney Bay.|
We are on our way to Martinique.
Our hope had been that we would have following seas as we travel north. The entire trip south had been against the wind and waves. It only seemed fair that we should have the proverbial following seas and fair winds at some point. The trip from St Lucia to Martinique was not kind. Again we had confused seas that were relentless as they slapped us on both sides and the
bow. Well, if that's the only thing I have to complain about, my life is pretty good. I guess I should quit whining! I'll try not to mention winds and waves again.
|Fort De France, the capital of Martinique.|
|Rue de La Republique, a pedestrian|
only street, in the heart of Fort De France.
|The market is in a very large building with fresh fruit|
and vegetables, clothing, jewelry and souvenirs.
After lunch we took the boat to a smaller anchorage, Pointe Du Bout and visited the town of Anse Mitan. This used to be a very chic tourist area. Although it's not as chic as it once was, it's a fun stop. It feels like a small French resort town. In fact, it was so nice we stayed for a second day.
|Main street of Anse Mitan |
Shops and restaurants at street level.
We enjoyed crepes for breakfast.
French bread, cheese and ham on the
beach for lunch.
Gotta smile -- we're lovin the ride!