We checked into Martinique at Marin and wandered around a bit. Checking into the French Islands is a dream. Don't know why it has to be such a pain elsewhere.
Found a cool pub that served draft Leffe, Hogarten and Lorraine. The beer was terrific. So was the price. Terrifically high. Won't be doing too much of that.
We read in the cruising guide that there is a place here that will mix paint and a hardener in a spray can that would allow us to individually fix the little bumps and scratches on our gelcoat. Glen found the place, approached a clerk and pantomimed mixing paint in a spray can for a little while. After everyone was thoroughly amused, Brad finally stepped in and rescued him. (That's why we put the kids in French Immersion - so they could rescue us on our travels.) Turns out that the place DOES NOT have the spray can technology so that turned out to be a bust. Too bad. Terrific idea.
We cruised around the Leader Price Supermarche and scanned all the cool stuff.... ended up with some French box wine, and a few appies to have with our dinner. Our previous post about "Bahamas Boiled Fish" or "Glen's Fish Soup" inspired several of you to try your own version. We are thrilled! Hope it turned out well for you. Talking about that got the saliva glands going so Glen made it with mahi-mahi. It was as spectacular is it always is.
|Made enough for 6 - ate it all! None left for breakfast.|
After a day in Marin we moved out to St. Anne. We love St. Anne. Not much here but it is a quaint little resort town with neat little bars and beaches. Last year we found a bunch of old geezers playing some really great music at the Dunette... notably some unbelievable tango pieces! We were served a substandard meal by a snotty waiter at exorbitant prices - but somehow it just ended up being the most charming evening.
|Getting ready to try out the GoPro camera|
|At the Dunette|
We wandered down to the Club Med to find a EuropCar rental place. They were closed but we found another rental spot. It wouldn't open 'til 14:00 - another 15 minutes - so we had beers and a sorry, expensive croissant avec ham at a nearby boulangerie. You needed a magnifying glass to find the ham and it was so dry that we needed several beers to choke it down. Echk.
|A Car Rental|
|Makes you nervous when someone anchors too close and then puts up all their fenders|