Exploring around St Anne

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Mon 21 Feb 2011 18:00

Position           14:26.16N 60:53.24W

Date                1800 – 21 February 2011


In this part of the world and being at anchor so there is a decided reluctance to get bicycles ashore, even of we wished to cycle up the near vertical hills, exploring means walking.


The first expedition was neatly nearly sidelined by retail therapy, St Anne having a good selection of boutique type shops, however we did make it up the very steep zigzag path, behind the church, lined with the station so of the cross, to the chapel at the summit.



A longer walk took us west towards the Club Med site that overlooks the approach to Le Marin.  This is a very popular beach with local families and looks out over the anchorage.



Monday was more serious and we headed east on a footpath that followed the coast towards the south east corner of Martinique and Anse Saline


It is very beautiful with gorgeous beaches



And views back up the coast towards Diamond Rock.



The return was by road past the salt lakes that give the bay its name.



In all about 7 miles – time to get back to sailing!