Yesterday we sailed to Roseau,
the capital of Dominica
where ‘Poncho’ greeted us and arranged mooring buoys for the five
rally boats and a water and land taxi into the town.
Friday is market day in Roseau and the market stays open all night
selling local produce.
We bought locally grown ginger, Pak Choi, carrots, mangoes
and bananas, from a huge variety of fresh produce laid out on tiny home made
The evening was completed with a few bottles of locally
brewed ginger shandy in a lively bar followed by dinner of Dolphin fish (mahi
mahi) in West Indian hot sauce and a few bottles of chilled red at a local
Today we woke up to find all the other boats, except
Jackamy, had already departed and so we too set off for a rather boisterous
sail over to Martinique.
Since the capital at Fort de France is closed on a Sunday,
including the customs and immigration, we had a change of plan and we are now
anchored off Saint Pierre with Jackamy, where we plan to go ashore and make use
of the DIY check in at the local internet café….and take the half hour
hike to the local distillery !