St Lucia to Martinique

Published: January 27th 2008
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Our last night in St Lucia saw this beautiful sunset. The following morning it was taxi to Castries and the ferry trip to Martinique.

Oh… how French is this! OK it’s January and it’s hot, but apart from that you could be anywhere in France. Hired a Peugeot and drove around the island. St Pierre where the whole town was destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 1903; Fort de France, the capital (will be nice when it’s finished); the south coast beaches and the west coast fishing villages. Every little protected bay is full of sail boats, but we aren’t envious, an air-conditioned room is way better. With the Euros haemorrhaging from the wallet, we’ll be glad to get to Dominica tomorrow and back to sensible prices. Just a little more rum to drink before then.

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