The beady eyed reader will have noticed that we
didn't go to Martinique this weekend. As it is technically "abroad" from St
Lucia and 20 miles away it was too much fuss and bother to go so we
didn't.... Instead we went to Marigot Bay yesterday and today we didn't get very
far at all. The process of winding down from travelling 3000 miles in 2 weeks is
hitting us head on and today we chilled.
We managed a walk to the chandlers were we saw a
huge lure, bigger than any fish we've ever caught. I've included a photo with
Alex's head for scale so that you can see just how big it is (the lure that is).
Then we went for breakfast even though it was nearly lunch time. Hugo restocked
the Sprite supplies on the way back and I was struck by the vast sea
of masts and ARC flags that now fill the marina, just 8 boats from the 200
strong fleet yet to arrive. Next we were off to the beach in the dinghy and Alex
couldn't find a palm tree and the dinghy kept getting picked up by waves and
floating off. The sky filled with squall clouds and we willed the rain to fall.
We had a beer and ice cream on the way back and everybody apart from me cooked
and cleared up supper. The sun has gone down, I'm going back up top to drink
wine with the Skipper. Paradise found.........