This is what is called Diamond Rock located on the south side of Martinique. Believe it or not the British commissioned the rock as a ship in the early 1800s and it was then called H.M.S. Diamond Rock. They equipped it with cannons & enough supplies for a full crew of men. For 18 months it was a highly unpleasant surprise for any ships sailing into Martinique.
The Start of the Windward Islands - Martinique to Bequia June 23rd 2011 Martinique was the last of the French islands that we will be visiting this season. The Windward Islands run from Martinique to Grenada and were to be the easier ones to sail as we were now heading south. We left Trois Ilets in Martinique around 6AM on a Friday, June 10th and arrived in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia about 1PM. The wind started out light, but then built to 15 knots which was great. We ... read more
Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It's time to sell the house, get rid of whatever doesn't fit on our 40 foot Caliber LRC named Tsamaya (this means Travel Well in Setswana) and set off to see the world. Our reasons for publishing this blog is twofold, first to keep in touch with our friends and family and secondly to share our experiences. If you would like to receive notification when we have added ... full info