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... Caribbean getaway you read about in magazines, but if you know me well then it shouldn’t be all that surprising.
The first weekend of the trip was actually more typical. I rented a car and Matt reserved a place to stay on AirBNB for the weekend in Domaine de Belfond on the southeast corner of the island, which turned out to be a delightful lofted apartment with a kitchen on the balcony so you could make and eat breakfast outside in the morning breeze. Matt cooked ...
... who we had met in Lanzarote. Needless to say a few tales swopped! He too had his steering pin snap mid Atlantic. Then the 102 miles to Martinique, bypassing Dominica as we didn't fancy being hassled by the boat boys who reputedly come out with a welcoming committee to " help" you tie off, anchor etc.and want money of course. A great sail, 9 knots on an East wind reach till we passed Dominica and getting dark.Our speed then increased to 11 knots, the swell from 4 m to 6 ...
... also have to pay a broker, recommended by the custom chap who also charged a fee,to fill in the custom forms before we can have our parcel!!! So, parcel collected, we go to customs to clear out and get our papers stamped. ( a procedure needed to be done in and out on every Island with a change of nationality, some want payment too or you can't leave!) it's an absolute joke.... Or not, as our cheery faces soon have the smiles wiped ...
Back again! A lot to write about this time as well, as Brendan and I decided to spend the weekend over in Martinique. Decided to split it into two to save you from having to read it all in one go. But first, to set the scene for the beginning of our Martinique adventure, I'll fill you in on Friday's events. It started with my final day in the A&E, working on the GP side with a young doctor. I was busy taking a history from a young patient with ?dengue (non medics: mosquito ...
After two long months of unemployment, I needed some holidays! Oceane and I prepared ourselves for our trip to Martinique. After packing, weighing, re-packing and re-weighing we were ready to go. Although you would expect that a bikini and some shorts would be enough for our exotic destination, we were packed. First we took the train to Paris and ...
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Other places to stay in Fort-de-France
20 rue des Alizes, Fort-de-France | 4 star hotelfrom $144
Avenue des Arawaks, Fort-de-France | 3 star hotelfrom $209
3 blvd. de la Marne, Fort-de-France | 3 star hotelfrom $153
15 rue de la Liberte, Fort-de-France | 1 star hotelfrom $124
5 rue de la LibertÃ©, Fort-de-France | Hotelfrom $56