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From Guadeloupe to Barbuda, Motu Atua continues its Caribbean trip

Published on 21 september 2017 at 0h00

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In Guadeloupe, Gosier, with its little protected island, offered an attractive anchorage. We then ventured in the dinghy into the channels in the middle of a dense, tropical forest, before enjoying the exceptionally pleasant prices in the market in Pointe a Pitre, to stock up with fruit, vegetables, spices and fish. Enjoying favorable weather conditions, we then set off for Petite Terre, a small island to the east of Guadeloupe, where mooring is uniquely on mooring buoys; when we arrived, all the places were taken, and we had to wait around for several hours before tying up. Here everything is protected, even the hermit crabs! We also saw some big quite tame tarpons and some placid iguanas. At the end of a few restful days, we set off again for St. Francois, where we saw the schools carnival, full of color and sounds! A few days later, we anchored in the bay close to English Harbour, in Antigua, with its attractive colonial-style marina, and its pontoons, where some ultra-luxurious yachts are tied up. We then ...

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