Fleurs des Iles
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Got about 4 hours of sleep before starting my 3:00 am watch. Full moon so the stars aren't as brilliant tonight. Nothing in sight except ocean as far as the eye can see, illuminated by the moonlight it's very peaceful. Favorable winds put us ahead of schedule a little something so we my stop in Guadalupe for 6 hours or so. Lights from the southwest end of Guadalupe just ...
... our hulls. He stayed with us for three days! It must have been because of my cooking! The water was packed full of colorful fish, coral, various rays and we must have seen at least five turtles swimming by our boat. The area is quiet during the morning and evenings. During the hours from 10am-4pm it is visited by day charters who bring over 100 tourist for the day.
There are small trails on the larger island inhabitated by ...
... be a nice life really, something different from home.
I was actively looking for a boat because Guadeloupe have loads of boats in the marinas and I told myself that it would be the last attempt, a bit tired of failing to be honest. As before, most of the boats were going down instead of going up, except one! It was a small charity sailing boat full of stuff that was going to Haiti, passing by Saint ...
... sailing. With wave directions slightly side on to the boat crossing the spaces between the islands was rougher than a lot of the ocean crossing! But in the lea of the island it was smooth sailing to the anchorage. Arriving in the twilight hours we nosed into the anchorage as the night lights were turning on. Dusk treated us well as we dropped anchor with reasonably good visibility.
The morning presented ...
... under my spell!
A rainy day allowed us all to enjoy some quality hammock time and for Mum to have a day of rest before we started our explorations.
After our rainy days, I asked Mum and Dad what we were doing today? I knew that they would have some fun things planned. About one hour to the south, we visited one of the nine operating rum distilleries in Guadeloupe today. Among many things, Guadeloupe is referred to as one ...