Martinique

We ended up staying in Martinique much longer than initially planned – and then added a couple more days to it when we heard of a planned walk up behind Le Marin. Turned out to be really enjoyable – certainly not a ‘Forced March’ – and offered lovely views over the harbors of Le Marin and St. Anne where Toodle-oo! is currently lying. We were accompanied by a French couple Patrick and Veronique and their dog Jacko and by German Leader of the walk, Andrea who is now resident (on her boat) in Martinique – though it sounds as if she’s sailed most of the world extensively…

Looking over Le Marin towards St. Anne

Looking over Le Marin towards St. Anne

View from the top

View from the top

This tree was cut down to it's trunk just 5 years ago - Things grow fast in Martinique!

This tree was cut down to it’s trunk just 5 years ago – Things grow fast in Martinique!

OK - this one didn't make it...

OK – this one didn’t make it…

We were also made aware of another walk – from St. Anne, so we stayed a second day and did a hike by ourselves of about 25km along the coast. It was very beautiful and we’re really glad we stopped to do it. Interestingly, on the south coast, the land is virtually desert – though unfortunately, I was unable to photograph it as it was raining!!! Other than the water from above, there was none to be seen – the land very barren with the occasional succulent struggling for a living…

Looking from St. Anne to Le Marin

Looking from St. Anne to Le Marin

Yet another Beach! THis one not of the nudist variety

Yet another Beach! THis one not of the nudist variety

Looks like Quick Draw McGraw (or Magoo!)

Looks like Quick Draw McGraw (or Magoo!)

Challenging stepping stones

Challenging stepping stones

Today we’ll head on towards Bequia via a short stop in St. Lucia…

 

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  1. Leonard Antonelli

    Cheers from two land locked North Carolinan’s🛳 Your experiences (Sailing Mishaps, should be captured in a book or movie theather. Stay safe and stay dry. Warmest regards, Len & Andrea

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