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Martinique

We arrived at 6:30 in the morning and were surprised of how crowded the port and anchorage was. Disappointing!

However, being welcomed on the pontoon by fellow boats was a great feeling. Celebrating with a bottle of wine before breakfast, hmmm,,,that was new.

Then parties begun. And rum punch. And kept going for a week.

We rented a car, and during the first day of our rental we managed to get lost in the small island of Martinique (about 40 km on its longest axis). The next day, being more careful, we managed to drive to the top of the Montagne Pelee, a former volcano, some waterfall, by far not so spectacular as in photos all driving between banana tree plantations.

A few days ago we had the biggest surprise of the season. A friend, who crossed the Atlantic last year, sent us a bottle of champagne, to be savored in a restaurant with a great sea view. Many thanks, my friend!

The photos will follow, but unfortunately just a few as some were on Alina’s iPhone. Well, she fell into the water getting off the dinghy (our inflatable boat). The iPhone was slightly wet, but died and is not working anymore. Ridiculous! (for such a praised phone). I’ll stick to mine which still works after rain, sea water, and other abuse. I used to be an Apple fan, but I am less and less.

Let the party begin
Let the party begin

 

With colors
With colors
Lovely girls
Lovely girls
And crazy dancing
And crazy dancing
But some didn't make it all the way through
But some didn’t make it all the way through
Passion fruits
Passion fruits
Sunset at anchor
Sunset at anchor
Aren't we looking good
Aren’t we looking good
And happy
And happy
The view from our favorite beach bar
The view from our favorite beach bar
At the restaurant
At the restaurant
The biggest surprise since arrival
The biggest surprise since arrival
Chilled
Chilled
Cheers! And many thanks!
Cheers! And many thanks!