Postcards

Tiamaraa : A river runs through it…

Published on 01 june 2015 at 0h00

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"The anchorage in Prince Rupert Bay is huge and the sea bed holds us in position well. Which is just as well as we'd just endured a whole day and night being buffeted by 40 knot winds. And this was after a very testing day's sailing from Deshaies, Guadeloupe. Getting our clearance was a formality with no difficulties. They do the check-in and check-out at the same time, so there's no need to go back, which is great. A few boatboys potter around the bay proposing their services: laundry, water taxi, various tours. They are much less annoying than in the southern islands as there are no trinkets for sale, or fruit and vegetables to barter over. Just a range of services. We chose Albert. His little set up for which he had a certified Tour Guide badge, and his laid back attitude ...

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