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Date: 05 Dec 2014 02:22:46
Title: Deshaies

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We have stopped at Deshaies (“day-hay”) once before, but only for the night.  This time we spent two days in Guadeloupe, waiting for a good wind to take us to Antigua.
 
Deshaies is a small town, but there is plenty to do in the vicinity.  If you walk a couple of kilometres north of the town then you come to a long beach with large breaking waves.  Sometimes it is fun just to jump over the surf.
 
Going south from the town, after a kilometre of slogging uphill, you come to a beautiful botanical garden.  The garden is immaculately groomed (supported by EU funds) and has a large variety of tropical plants, trees, and birds.  It also has a restaurant with a panoramic view, where you can spend a happy afternoon digesting your lunch.
 
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The Grand Anse beach north of Deshaies
 
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Feeding the lorikeets in the botanical garden aviary
 
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They are very sociable birds
 
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Tiny lizard that can sit on a flower petal
 
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We saw a couple of species of humming bird, which Andrea managed to capture on film
 
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This guy was after the koi in the pond, and was not going to move however close we got
 
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The panoramic restaurant is alongside an impressive artificial waterfall
 
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Anastasia at anchor down in the bay below the botanical garden 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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