13 Dec 2014

[Cruise News] Le Marin Marina, Martinique

Well it's 5 days since we arrived and life is settling back down into what will become the normal routine for the next few months: Get any boat jobs done before 9am as any later than that and it gets far too hot.  Actually being in a marina means we don't benefit from the breeze we enjoy at anchor so we'll both be glad to get out once our free week is up.  In the meantime we're making the most of the post-rally social events, local marine facilities (chandlers, engineers etc) and well-stocked French supermarkets.  We won't be going hungry for Christmas this year but the traditional roast will definitely be off the menu!

Had our hair cut this morning by a lovely local lady who didn't speak any English but our pigeon French got us through.  And it's salsa dancing tonight but in this heat (over 100 every day since we've been here) I'm not sure how much dancing we'll be doing.

We're going to stay in Martinique another week to ten days, revisiting one of our favourite anchorages at Grand Anse D'Arlet and trying out a new one at St Anne so we can explore the southern tip of the island.