The day started with a Petanque tournament, but we thought we'd save
ourselves for the main event - the carnival which was due to start at 4.00 pm.
Needless to say, it was nearer 5! The whole town takes part, with
the "youth" wandering around town with an odd assortment of "fancy
dress" - the common theme being red and white woollen leggings, one worn
at ankle and the other full length. They congregate near the
church, then process at a leisurely fashion through the town, with big gaps
between the bands. The instruments and sound being very similar! Bathgate
gala day it ain't....
The festivities continued until dawn, but we had to leave them to enjoy
themselves by themselves - darkness beckons at about 6.15 here and we'd forgotten
Trip to Forte de France today, but it’s a bit more overcast than
it has been, so hoping for a dry journey over to catch the ferry.