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Hiking El Yunque

In the few hours between grandparent visits, we had a nice hike in El Yunque.  We started out around 2,400 ft and hiked to Mt Britton at 3,087 ft.  Then after a wrong turn that took us down quite a … Continue reading

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We spent three nights on Nevis on a mooring just north of Charlestown. Nevis peak is beautiful and often topped with clouds.  In fact, the Spanish name for the island was Nuestra Señora de las Nieves or Our Lady of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tales of Cocoa, Stage 2

We started step two of our experiment with the cocoa beans we collected on Dominica. Step one was to ferment for one week. Translation: let the beans rot. You may have noticed the blue and orange mold you’d expect on … Continue reading

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Deshaies, Guadaloupe

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Marie Galante Pictures – on Land

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

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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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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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Virgin Gorda

Note, this post is slightly out of order. While waiting for the wind to moderate a small bit, we rented a car on Wednesday and drove around Virgin Gorda, BVI.  Driving here is on the left.  i.e. the wrong side.  … Continue reading

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