We enjoyed Martinique very much. At every anchorage we were able to find a bakery with croissants, pain au chocolate and baguettes ( we are now in withdrawal in St. Lucia ). The French also have THE best frozen veggies. Just empty the bag of veggies ( potatoes, green beans, mushrooms, carrots ) into a frying pan and heat. The veggies have been frozen in either garlic butter or duck fat, which when heated melts over them with delicious results. Fortunately, with all this eating, we were able to find some really nice walks.
|Anse D'Arlet. We anchored nearby at Anse Chaudiere where there is excellent snorkelling. We walked the hilly coastal trail to Grande Anse D'Arlet|
|Cute village church St. Anne. Great anchorage, bakery and coastal walks past nude beaches!|
|Jardin de Balata - beautiful gardens in the mountains above Fort de France|
|Fort de France. Easy anchorage with great dingy dock.|
|Coastal walk towards Anse des Salines. Martinique has a well developed trail system|
|St. Pierre theatre ruins - over 30,000 people died in 1902 eruption with 1 survivor - an inmate in adjacent jail!|
|Zooropa approaching St. Pierre with Mt. Pelee looming in the distance.|
Back to St. Lucia to pick up Joanne and Cliff then heading South to the Grenadines.