A rolly night in St Pierre
Date 0800 – 10 March 2011
It is only 16nm from Trois Islet north to
The final day of the Mardi Gras holiday was in full swing and we went ashore to watch the parades and the crowds most of whom were in some form of fancy or extravagant dress, and in many cases not much of it. Sorry I forgot to take the camera.
In the evening we had one of our rare meals ashore at a charming
restaurant ‘Le Tamaya’. This is owned by a husband and wife team
from France who sailed across the Atlantic and settled in
There followed a very rolly night as the wind dropped away and the boat swung this way and that through the northerly swell that was creeping into the anchorage. It made getting up early very easy and the reward was one of those rare views of the volcano, Mont Pelée, without a cloud cap.