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Monthly Archives: April 2018

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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