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Martinique loomed into view in the early morning and we cruised most of the way down her length. We were headed for the bay in front of the capital Fort de France. We slipped into anchor under the watchful eye of the impressive Fort Saint Louis. It is a little in disrepair, but is still a military base in contrast to a lot of forts across the Caribbean and so we weren't able to do more than admire it from a distance.
The capital city itself was ...
... biblioteca (library) which stood pride of place amongst run down shops. I caught a ferry (a cheap option at 7 euros return) across to Trois Islets, a collection of little bays fringed with palm trees. Not too sure where the 'three island's were, I saw no sign of them. I swam out to sit on some rocks and had my toes nibbled by ...
Fort de France is definitely not the touristy part of the island. It’s the major city of the island and there are no big resorts here, few touristy hangouts, and lots of dirty decrepit buildings in a busy working city. This is where Matt lives. The internet they each pay 10 euros a month for only works in a 2 foot square radius at the very end of their balcony which is either sweltering under direct sunlight in the morning, prone to multiple flash 5 minute ...
... earlier... Allowing Brendan to convince me that walking to the ferry through the ghetto in the dark was probably among one of the stupidest decisions I have ever made... Fortunately, about 10 minutes in, a local bus came by and picked us up. We get to the ferry terminal at 6.30 ready to buy our tickets, 30 minutes before an international ferry that requires you to check in 2 hours before... Somehow we had failed to think about immigration and customs and things... Luckily, it's st ...
Having checked out of Le Marin over a week before we decided we had better try and clear back in and make ourselves legal! Not through a lack of trying but the clearance office in Grand Anse just did not open! So we slip away and head to Fort dr France in the blowy winds - knowing it would be a bumpy ride but not far off shore. To Eric's delight the clearance facilities were in a chandlery so before we knew it the afternoon was gone and we had spent a bit of ...