Touring Deshaies, Guadaloupe

We rolled into Deshaies in the early afternoon from Les Saintes.  On the way, we saw a big marlin hitting fish on the surface of the water, a pod of dolphins and quite a few turtles.  Once we anchored, we made haste for the botanical gardens.

The best part was the lorikeet exhibit.  For .5 euro, you could buy a cup of nectar syrup that led to this:

Lorikeet, Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

Lorikeet, Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

Lorikeet, Deshaies, Guadaloupe

Lorikeet, Deshaies, Guadaloupe

that was the best euro I have spent all day.  My favorite thing about Deshaies, however, are these two hooks which hold wooden window shutters open.  They aren’t more than 2″ tall, but are much bigger in personality.

Shutter hook, Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

Shutter hook, Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

Shutter hook, Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

Shutter hook, Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

The town in pretty sleepy.  There are a half dozen tourist shops, but many of the other buildings are empty.  There are a lot of fishing boats around.  And, fortunately, a good boulangerie.

Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

Deshaies, Guadaloupe.

We’re off tomorrow for Montserrat.  The volcano is at a level 2 out of 5.  We are working on the assumption that that level is good.   We don’t hear any rumbling.

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