We left you in Montserrat where we looked Soufriere in the face and survived. It really wasn't that dramatic!
The sail to Deshaies was nice, great angle on the wind and good speed. Quite dramatic seeing the old Montserrat airport complete burned out from the '97 eruptions. It is all covered in ash... but you can kind of make out structures that survived. Caught dinner... some kind of fish.. not really sure what.
|The old airport - buried under tons of debris|
They have nice, free mooring buoys in Deshaies, and during the season they are mostly full of local fishing boats, dive boats, tour boats... but this time we got one! Woooo hooooo!
|Our neighbour - how to get back to Italy? Turn right after Bermuda?|
|Pam's picture window|
|Hmmm, this dock doesn't have a deck.|
|Tourist in Deshaies|
|Blue Pearl on a mooring buoy|
When we got there we were completely spent... red-faced, puffing and ready for a rest. So we sat on a bench and fed the ravenous koi while we caught our breath. The garden is amazing and really well done. Worth a visit - even with the heart-stopping climb. Apparently they will pick you up from the bottom of the hill but that would be for sissies.
|Now Mike, that's a lot of Koi!|
|Mutt and Jeff|
|Koi Fu Fighters|
|Ooooooh my Precious, you've got some syrup for me?|
|Botanical Gardens Oasis|
So we took the bus from Deshaies into Point a Pitre - 4 euro each way. We got there to find a busy city... not really great for exploring in 35 C temperatures, so after walking about for an hour, we ate a Botik (pita pocket?) from a local vendor and climbed back on the bus.
|Bus on the motorway|
|We're doing 6.5 and feeling good until he passes us doing 12|