We had a fun day driving up to Saint Pierre and back. The quality of infrastructure in Martinique is shocking when you compare it to all of the surrounding islands. I guess when you are an overseas district of France there are some benefits. The roads there are like freeways compared what we've seen. And the signage!!! There is some!!! Awesome!!! You actually know which way to turn and how far it is to your destination.
|Le Petite Dejeuner avec cafe|
|Le vouture magnifique|
We drove from the town up to the Depaz Rhum Distillery. VERY impressed at how far we walked last year. What were we thinking?
|Brad in the ruins at St. Pierre... Pelee in the background|
|Looking back at St. Pierre and Pelee|
The trip back over to Rodney Bay, St. Lucia was predictable. Because we wanted to head south the prevailing ENE winds changed to ESE which made for another wild sail. We also noticed that it calmed dramatically in the afternoon so maybe we should have just slept in.
We challenged the heights of Fort Rodney - meeting on the way some crazy Auzzies who appeared to have run to the top. Glen had heart palpitations thinking about running in this weather.
|Sunset over Rodney Bay|
|Blue Pearl out there somewhere|
|What are we shooting at?|
|OK... down and back up... see who's first!|
|Is this ladder CSA approved?|
|Local fruit... mango, passion fruit, love apples|
|Eating Ballou, drinking Pitons... now let's get the hell out of here!|
So instead we found a cool windsurfing beach resort and had burgers and fries and $2 US beers. And enjoyed a lovely hour or two before dropping Brad off at UVF.
Heard today that Carrie made some "Boiled Fish" in Leduc! Yaaaaaay! Joined the crowd of "Boiled Fish" makers.
We have breaks in two of our staunchions - the metal pipes that stick up to carry our lifelines. We need some welding done. "Chinaman" is the resident welder. It doesn't roll off the tongue. "Hey Chinaman, I need some welding done." But when Glen asked an Asian looking man in the boatyard if he was the welder he introduced himself as Chinaman.
So Chinaman is set to weld us up and send us on our way!!!