Blogs from Bouillante, Guadeloupe, Central America Caribbean

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Guadeloupe is an overseas department of France, like an English county, Essex say, in the Caribbean Sea. This makes it a big contrast from Antigua; it has a thoroughly modern infrastructure, boulangeries and pharmacies in every town and French roadsigns. Del’s parents met us at the airport, we picked up our hire car and made our way to the accommodation, which is a Gite, a self-contained apartmet near Bouillante on the Basse Terre side of the island. Guadeloupe is a big, butterfly-shaped island, its capital, Pointre a Pitre, is in the centre on the narrow strip of land that makes up the body of the butterfly. Its left wing is called Basse Terre, which is the more underdeveloped, green, mountainous side, we’re about halfway down the wing’s outerside. Grande Terre is the right wing, flatter and ... read more
Encounter with locals...
Jardins Botaniques de Pointe Noire
He wants his nectar!


I spent the weekend underwater in Guadeloupe. On Saturday morning, I decided to look into scuba diving. Besides, I needed to check out my new Atomic 1st and 2nd stages. Did I mention how much better it is with your own dive gear? I ended up diving Saturday and Sunday in Bouillante in Basse Terre with Les Heures Saines. Bouillante is located along the coast at the foot of the Mamelles mountain range about 30 kilometers from the Guadeloupe’s active volcano La Soufriere. The black sand on the beach of Bouillante can be attributed to the volcano, which is another reason the reef is so abundant with colorful marine life. The dive shop is located on the water at the Parc de Reservee Cousteau. The diving is just a short boat hop about ¼ mile offshore. ... read more
Sunset in Basse Terre
Guadeloupe by night...




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