Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 26

Welcome to Paradise

Anticipating a ten to twelve hour sail from Martinique to Dominica, we opted for an early start and duly weighed anchor at 4.15am. As expected, whilst we remained in the lee of Mount Pelée, the wind was variable in both strength and direction and we therefore motor sailed for the first hour and a half. …

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Mar 16

The Rest of Martinique

The Caribs, who inhabited the islands prior to Europeans colonising them, called Martinique “Madinia” – the island of flowers. There certainly were lots of flowers to be seen though, from our perspective, it doesn’t seem as though Martinique stands out in relation to its floral displays. Maybe we just didn’t see it at its best …

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Mar 07

Carnival

Having promised you Carnival I am afraid you are now going to have to put up with quite a few photographs as words can’t really describe the colour and spectacle. We had been advised that the main event of carnival was over a three day period, though we understand that here in Martinique, as in …

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