Monthly Archives: February 2014

Les Saintes

The town is quaint and European. We loved this sign. and this ice cream and the goats in the moat of the fort: And, the view from the fort.  Look for the pier at the top right.  Just down and … Continue reading

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Marie Galante Pictures – on Land

A good boulangerie, of course: And the view from the boulangerie:    

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Marie Galante – in the water

   

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Swimming and touring Marie Galante

We rented a car and spent the day driving around the island. Marie Galante’s main crop seems to be sugar. Sugar cane grows all over the island. It is unruly enough to seem wild, but we assume that the fields … Continue reading

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Marie Galante

On Wednesday we moved over to Marie Galante, about 16 nm directly upwind from Les Saintes. Fortunately, the trades are relatively moderate and it was an ok motor sail. Marie Galante is a much flatter island with little tourism so … Continue reading

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Terre de Haut

Terre de Haut is the main island in Les Saintes.  It also has the main village that supports tourism here.  You can clear in here, buy baguettes, eat crepes and pastries, stroll by the European-looking boutiques and cafes, and even … Continue reading

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Les Saintes, Pain de Sucre

On Monday, we turned north and headed to Les Saintes.  We ended up anchored at Pain de Sucre on the western end of Terre de Haut.  It is a beautiful little anchorage that gets deep fast, has a pipeline across … Continue reading

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Tales of Cocoa and Cocoy

Everywhere we look are trees full of fruit.  We expected palm trees with coconuts and banana trees.  These are leading exports for the island. We’d even heard about abundant mangoes and papaya. Grapefruit and oranges growing in the rain forest … Continue reading

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Birding at Syndicate Forest

This afternoon, we took a spectacular trip up to Syndicate Forest with the bird expert for Dominica, Bertrand Jno Baptiste.  He is a forester in his day job, but is an expert in the birds of Dominica and has even … Continue reading

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To Market

Saturday morning we headed into the market that takes place every Saturday morning.  It is busy, noisy, and colorful.  Most of the sellers have fruits and vegetables.  A few have canned goods, pasta and similar products.  Many of the tables … Continue reading

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