St Lucia to Martinique

Karma Daze
Chris and Penny Manley
Sat 20 Apr 2013 14:54

“14:36N 061:04W”


Left Rodney Bay, St Lucia on Friday 12th April to sail across to Fort de France on Martinique. A distance of 35 miles. We sailed in the company of “Spray” – Ian and Gerry and their friends Barry and Jennifer and Bill. The sail across was a bit bouncy until we got into the lee of Martinique, when the sea was much smoother and made for a nicer sail.  We anchored at Fort de France near the fort and went into town to check in.  This is a quicker process than some other islands.  There is a computer in the chandlers where you fill in the form, print it off and the man in the shop stamps and signs it.  As we were only staying a couple of days it also covered checking out.  All very simple and straight forward.  We spent 2 nights in Fort de France and then sailed up the east coast to St Pierre for the night before leaving for Dominica.


P1020610Sunset at St Pierre with “Spray” in the foreground.