Les Saintes - Bourg des Saintes - April
Mike and Liz Downing
Sun 19 Apr 2009 02:29
Les Saintes are a lovely group of small islands approximately 10 miles south of Guadeloupe and 18 miles north of Dominica. The passage from Deshaies was disappointing, but as expected - there was absolutely no wind down the west coast and we had to motor all the way, arriving off the only town, Bourg des Saintes. The water in the anchorage, which was quite crowded, is deep and we had to anchor in 50ft of water, close to 2 uncharted yellow buoys. We later found that they marked a sunken ferry boat and we decided to move just in case our anchor chain got too close and tangled with the wreck. But not before visiting the town. We liked Les Saintes 13 years ago and were not disappointed this time. The islands are full of French charm and the streets are very narrow and quaint. The houses are painted in a lovely variety of pastel blues, greens, reds and yellows - Caribbean gingerbread, real picture postcard stuff!
Views of the town. Lots of scooters here.
The main street
We never did find out what this was commemorating - we'll look it up one day!