Caribbean

The Caribbean on a cruising trimaran, nothing but fun!

Published on 18 may 2017 at 0h00

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We chartered out of Pointe à Pitre in Guadeloupe.  The first crew wanted to go and see the Tobago Cays.  After St.Lucia, and because the charter company advised us against stopping in St.Vincent, we sailed straight down to Bequia.  They drive on the left, the schoolboys and girls wear uniforms, and the architecture is different to that in Guadeloupe or Martinique: there no missing the fact that we’re in a former British colony.  At daybreak, we had fisherman come alongside, offering us freshly-caught langoustines, a real treat!  The following day we made a stopover in Mayreau, having almost reached our destination:  turquoise waters and white sand beaches bordered by coconut palms.  Then we arrived in the Tobago Cays.  They are a nature reserve, and we saw turtles, a ray and all kinds of multicolored fish.  A few days later we were back at Pointe à Pitre as planned.  Hoping to sail a little less, we set out for Marie Galante, a real little corner of France in the shape of paradise.  We were wowed by the beach at La ...

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