Sights of Martinique
Although the squally weather obscures the colors a bit, this really is a pretty little town.
Fort St. Louis guards over the anchorage.
Right in front of where we are anchored is a new 100′ dinghy dock. Right by that is a cool park. Rebecca and I are jealous that they didn’t have cool swings like this when we were kids!
Our pirate ship neighbors (far right). Not quite sure what the deal is with this boat.
There were plenty of narrow streets to explore in Fort de France.
Rebecca seems strangely color coordinated with this building.
Hunting for Wi-Fi, unsuccessfully I should add. The signal I am using from the boat only appeared AFTER we had searched the town for open connections.
This is perhaps one of the prettiest libraries that I have seen. It appears to be closed for construction though. And so is the museum, and the post office. Not sure what’s up with that.
John Travolta (in Pulp Fiction) was right, you can’t get a Quarter Pounder in France, or here either.
After wandering around, we looked up to see these ominous clouds approaching. We rushed back to the boat just in time to prepare for a rain squall with 30 knot winds. Glad we weren’t out sailing. While this was going on, there were numerous adrenaline junkies out there in little boats, sailing around. We saw at least one of them get knocked down. Fortunately he was able to right himself in short order.
It’s pretty hard to take a long-exposure night photo on a moving boat.
This is about the best I could manage. 🙂
Anchorage: Fort de France, Martinique
Internet on boat with Alfa: Yes. Free. Only one open signal is available though.
Internet on boat without Alfa: No.
Internet on shore: Apparently there is but we found it difficult to locate.