Martinique

From St Vincent and the Grenadines we sailed north stopping at Bequia and St Lucia before arriving in Martinique.

Felix free climbing the mast…

After over a month of cruising the Caribbean down and back up the windward islands it was good to be back in the EU momentarily and benefit from the French prices, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Let’s just say provisioning in the Caribbean is not without its difficulties..

Nothing to buy..

We explored the ruins in St. Pierre and remains from the 1901 volcanic eruption which sadly killed 29,000 people.

One of only two people who survived was in the towns stone jail.

Pretending to be in jail!

We also enjoyed hiking along the stunning coastline from Grande Anse D’Arlet to explore nearby bays and beaches.

With a deadline to get to Panama on the horizon it was time to say goodbye to the windward islands and start sailing north to explore the leeward islands before our passage west to Panama and the Pacific beyond…

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