Hotel Saint John Perse
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... Throw into the mix falling mangoes, the occasional chicken, goat, locals who are either hitchhiking or enjoying an afternoon stroll (there are no sidewalks) and getting behind the wheel is quite the adventure. As in France, most cars are small (thankfully) and manual (driving a small automatic car with all of the steep hills would be a nightmare). Fortunately, Mum was up for the challenge!
For additional fun, there was constant construction on the ...
... ride, although we did see lots of kids like me on them. They just stood up between the seat and the handlebars and held on really tightly!
So, on day two on the island, we walked back down to the port and joined some of the day trippers in a mini van. Doors on the van were left wide open as we enjoyed our island tour; luckily, Mum held on tight to Abigail so she didn’t fall out. Our tour included time at the fort and as ...
... however, after sharing a meal with a Guadeloupian who now lives in Melbourne, we changed the plan to spend more quality time on just the main island and on Terre-de-Haut (the main island of Les Saintes).
We travelled from Le Gosier across to the south west coast of the butterfly to the port town of Trois-Rivieres. The guide book states that the main reason people visit here is to catch the ferry to Les ...
... wasn't a bad omen. They did a double take when we arrived to see several policeman standing in the foyer. Unfortunately, there were no cameras rolling... Our first 24 hours were spent lazing at the beach. I had only been swimming a short time when the first French boy asked if he could have his photo taken with me. (The first of many I hope!)
Back to our day of travel... After easily flagging down a ...
... yelled " you leave dat white man alone, he not for you". I may never get Len to wait outside a fitting room again!
Anyway Some great duty free bargains were to be had before a long stroll on foot and then back to the Spirit for lunch and yep, more of the same.
As we prepare to head out for dinner under the stars at the Skygrill, we are looking forward to the view of the harbour now that the three other ships have sailed.