The joys of Europe

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Mon 18 Feb 2013 22:25
14 30 24N 61 05 42W
Martinique,jewel of the Carribean,department of France.It took us just over 3 hours to cover the 27nm to Grande Anse D´Arlet with boat speed çver 8knt in a blustery F5 from the east.
To my surprise the yacht friendly French have installed 60 new moorings and they are free.We tied up to one and after lunch went ashore to explore ,a pleasant walk though the woods and then clear in at the cafe L´Petit Bateau.
The water is crystal clear and turquise to the botttom.We can watch the fish from the stern.
We will explore Martinique this week and some neccessary shopping will be done before returning to St Lucia at the weekend to refit the genset-