23rd Dec 2008 Position 14:35.86N 61:04.18W

Tue 23 Dec 2008 17:47
We woke to Squalls and heavy rain. After a breakfast of local Bread ( 2 Euros - delivered to Matchmaker ) we got ready for the short sail to Fort de France - the capital of Martinique. The guide book describes Martinique as a nail-polished finger tip of on the end of an invisible arm stretching across the Atlantic. The beaches are Palm fringed with white sand and the volcanic hillsides are rich with tropical vegetation and banana plantatians - it is the very essence of a caribbean island.
Approaching Fort de France and its busy littel anchorage under the Fort we could smell the bread and hear the busy of moped and car horns - very French.
Helen and Jen have gone ashore to buy a few items from the market for the Christmas Festivities. We are looking forward to Thom Groot arriving via Air France, as our special guest tomorrow evening!

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