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South West Martinique

Woke up to a dreary, rainy day this morning and thought that it would be a good day to get something posted on here. The last week has been pretty busy for us. We’ve visited five different anchorages and explored some of the most beautiful places in south west Martinique. For now our home is … Continue reading »

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Fort de France, Martinique

Fort-de-France is the capital of Martinique and the main port for Martinique. The center is laid out alongside Place de la Savane, (the city park) where most of the town’s main events take place. It is also the home of a statue of Napoleon’s Empress Josephine, an island native. The statue is decapitated. Yup, you read … Continue reading »

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Martinique

Martinique is a small island and an overseas region of France. Its nearest neighbours are Dominica and Guadeloupe to the north, Barbados to the southeast and Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the south. The terrain here is mostly mountainous and volcanic in origin, with the coastline featuring many beautiful sandy beaches. Columbus sighted it on his initial expedition in 1493 but … Continue reading »

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Touring Dominica

Hi there, hope that all of you had a great Easter. As we mentioned in our last post, we joined a BBQ that was hosted by the PAYS group in Portsmouth. It was a night full of fun! We got to meet fellow criusers, enjoy a french gyspy style band and entertainment and did we … Continue reading »

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Dominica “The Nature Island”

Christopher Columbus sailed passed the island’s east coast shores on a Sunday, November 3rd 1493. Unable to make landing, he never set foot on the island but he gave the name Dominica after Dominigo for Sunday. As was the case with the rest of the Caribbean, Dominica was already inhabited by the native Kalinago people, … Continue reading »

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Guadeloupe To Dominica

Our sail to Dominica was perfect.The winds were light to start but we were able to sail conserving our fuel and the seas were calm so we had a comfortable ride. We hauled anchor at 7:15 and arrived at 12:30 in the afternoon in beautiful Dominica. We kept a sharp eye out for whales which … Continue reading »

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More On Guadeloupe

Hope that you enjoyed our last post. We’ve been taking lots of pictures and exploring so much here. It is impossible to share all that we’ve seen and experienced, we feel ilke we are leaving so much out! We hiked to Fort Josephine on a small nearby island yesterday. The views from the top were … Continue reading »

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On the Move In Guadeloupe

Known by the Caribs as Karukera (Island of Pretty Waters), it is part of France. Yes, they speak French and we don’t! That has been a challenge for us but it is so worth it, the island or we should say islands are beautiful! It is called the butterfly island because the shape of the … Continue reading »

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Antigua To Guadeloupe

Our sail from Antigua to Guadeloupe was awesome! We hauled anchor at 6:30 AM in Falmouth Harbour and dropped anchor at 1:30 in the afternoon in Deshaies, (pronounced Day-ay) Guadeloupe. It was about a 40 mile sail. Did we mention how great a sail it was? We started out with winds around 10 – 15 … Continue reading »

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Guadeloupe

Hello all, we made it to Guadeloupe…it is beautiful but little to no internet…taking lots of pictures and will hopefully make a post soon.   Brian and Jennifer SV/Moon

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