Travel Blogs from St. François
... as there were three of them. I couldn't believe it and was so impressed that of course, I had to try all three of them. Sleep won out over dining at the waterfront restaurant. Instead, dad was sent on a mission to find some dinner to bring back. He wisely asked the one person who always knows where there is good cheap food: the hotel security guard. He didn't disappoint and he returned with a local specialty, ...
... not wait to get through the hoards of families and Zimmer frames, none of which are present on our little yacht!
I nearly lost Len to a local, who was making eyes at him as he waited for me to come out of the fitting room. She appeared to be in her 50's and had all of two teeth! She told Len she had thrown her husband out because he beat her so it didn't take much for Len to realise he was being groomed as the replacement. ...
... e to find any information about, the cruise ships have only just started going there so they really aren't geared for tourism and the ships tours seemed a bit pricey and, well, if you've read any of my blogs you'd know we just don't like being on tours with lots of people, we prefer the smaller more personalised tours. I had found Artek Tours through reviews on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor and Cristina has glowing reviews so I went ahead and booked it for ...
... into hills and valleys only in the central region. It has fine beaches protected by offshore reefs and the port ,Pointe a Pitre being the hub of life.
Leaving Pointe a Pitre in the dingy to go to town, we ended up making an unscheduled diversion under the Gabarre bridge, and up the Riviere Salee, which divides the two islands by a
narrow arm of the sea and is fringed with Mangroves. These are salt water breathing trees. It is part ...
... waves from autumn through to
spring (September to March) as the swells are bigger and the waves
are more consistent.
For those new to surfing or if you're
looking to start, the waves are more adapted during summer as the
swells are usually smaller and the waves are thus generally smaller
and more fun.
Basse-Terre (western island) is best
during the cyclone season as it gets south to south east swells.
Grande-Terre (eastern ...