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Serenity of Swanwick
Phil and Sarah Tadd
Sat 13 Feb 2016 00:22
We are now in Guadeloupe, following another enjoyable if windy sail here on Wednesday. The Marina de Riviere Sens is a quiet and attractive place, surrounded by small shops and apartments, and most importantly for people who have been at anchor for nearly 2 weeks the electricity and water are free. We were nearly out of water when we got here and have been on a orgy of cleaning (selves, clothes and boat) since we arrived.
We arrived following two days with everything shut for Carnaval on Dominca, to find that Carnaval lasts 3 days here, so almost everything was closed, however the restaurant which also acts as a customs clearance office was open so we were able to clear in and have beer and ice cream on arrival.
We now have a hire car until the end of the weekend, and this afternoon drove round the south end of the island, looking at the lighthouse we sailed past on Wednesday and the view over the Isle des Saintes which we also passed. We don’t yet have detailed charts of these islands, so hope to visit them at a later date. We ended up at the ‘Chutes du Cabrets’, a series of 3, 100 foot waterfalls. We got there just as the ticket office was closing so didn’t have to pay the entrance fee, but only had enough daylight to get to one of the falls. The waterfall was lovely, but the walk through the rainforest to get there was fascinating with lush greenery of all strange varieties all around. There are manmade walkways to the falls to protect the forest against the number of visitors, but these have been very well done to blend in. The blurred look at the top of the waterfall is due to cloud, not bad photography!
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