Martinique

A Quick Trip Back to Saint Lucia

It is so awesome to hear and read English again! I can actually read the labels on the products in the store and I know what I am getting without the use of a translator! Not like Martinique where I bought body wash instead of hair conditioner because I forgot to take the translator with […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog, St Lucia

Martinique and Repairs

French Martinique, one of the few places in the world where you can make a living as an accordion player. The other day I was bar-b-queing aboard Cream Puff. An accordion and clarinet player strolled down our dock serenading the boats. They were promoting a local bar with live music. What a creative way to […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

Martinique – The Victory Lap

  We decided to do a victory lap around Martinique. We were almost successful. Let me explain. At this point we have been all over this island and explored just about all it has to offer. It is one of our favorite places and we have loved our stay here. There were a few little […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

Still Loving Martinique – Les Trois-Îlets

One of our favorite places on Martinique to explore has been the peninsular of Les Trois-Îlets, Les Anses-d’Arlet and Le Diamant. Touring this area by car rather than boat enabled us to see some magnificent vistas as the narrow roads snaked about the hilly terrain and into the small villages. Almost every hilltop exuded a […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

Loving Martinique – Sainte-Pierre

We took Karl for a ride up to a little coastal town called Saint-Pierre. This is a pretty cool old town that was once the largest port on Martinique, back in the old days. Then, the volcano, Mount Pelée , erupted in 1902 killing all but one person in the town. About 28,000 people died […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

More of Martinique

  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the French have the best healthcare system in the world. The French is a universal system largely financed by government and national health insurance. Believe it or not, doctors still make house calls to people unable to visit the clinic. A GP visit costs about US$30 of […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

Karl

Meet Karl. Karl was responsible for getting us around Martinique for seven days. You have no idea how happy I am to call an inanimate object a “Him” instead of a “Her” for a change. Referring to a boat, plane or any lifeless object as female or male has always annoyed me. My Father was […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

Finding Our Way Around Martinique

We love Martinique! It is clean, safe and beautiful. It is also very French. We generally find most people are patient with us as we consult with Google translate or bumble-mumble some French words. My high school French is okay for basics but we really struggle when we get off the beaten path, which is […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

Joyeux Noël

It’s Christmas time in the Caribbean. There is no snow. It is sunny and hot, always. I don’t really understand how Santa’s magic sled is supposed to work without the snow. That sled is going to make a hell of a mark on the roof when it lands. There are no chimneys for Santa to […]

Categories: About Us, Martinique, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Sainte Anne’s – Martinique

We are back in France. We had a fantastic 5 hour sail from St. Lucia to Martinique. It was one of those very rare days when everything was in our favor. The wind was coming from the right direction. The seas were moderate. We managed to not break anything along the way. It didn’t rain. […]

Categories: Caribbean, Martinique, Sailing Blog

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