When we arrived to St. Anne, we saw many Swedish flagged boats. Tobbe & Eva on Moana contacted us with information on where to find a good spot.

Many boats on anchor in St.Anne
Hiking in St. Anne
Fast sailing in St.Anne

After some days we sailed to Fort De France to met our Swedish Friends Ove and Greta when they arrived and were kind to bring us some spare parts from Sweden. They borrowed Bosse’s HR 45, Mayflower. The very same boat that they took around the world. Today they sail a HR 46 that is for sale.

Ove & Greta on Mayflower II

We stopped on the west coast for lunch in a small bay and snorkelled to find a turtle sitting on our anchor enjoying his lunch from the grass around our anchor. We also did see the green flash.

Green flash in Grand Anse

When our friends on HR 46 Beaucastel sailed in to St.Anne after Atlantic crossing we decided to go back to Le Marin to celebrate a succesful Crossing.

Some days later Iris and Öyvind arrived to Fort De France from Sweden to sail with us for 2 weeks. As I struggled with pronouncing his Norweigan name correctly, I settled for Vinnie. We visited several anchorages and swam with turtles on the west coast.

Iris & Öyvind

Our final stop was Saint Pierre that lies at the foot of Mt. Peleé. In 1902 the volcano had a major eruption on the side facing St. Pierre, which glowed red and burst open flowing down over the city. Smoking ruins were all that remained and an estimated 29,900 people were buried alive.
We saw several remaining ruins from that horrific episode. We enjoyed visiting the Saturday market with all the fruits and vegetables. The fish market was busy with some very large fish caught early that morning.

The volcano in St.Pierre
Blue Marlin brought in to the fish market
Market in St.Pierre
Leif and Anna-Karin were already anchored in St.Pierre

3 thoughts on “MARTINIQUE

  1. Hansruedi Fanti

    Hi, dear Vickie and Roland,
    What a wonderful time on a wonderful place! I suppose your green flash was shot exactly on time. (I had to work a bit with Photoshop on my picture…)
    January of this year Maja and me we sold SY BALENA in Annapolis to a couple of new owners. It looks like a new time with hiking in the Swiss mountains will start…
    Kind regards

  2. Nick

    Truly enjoy your pictures and pray all stays well with Y’all. Doing well up here in Montana, 25 below here this morning. Blessings.

  3. Jan place

    Love all the pictures. Incredible memories and life time experiences worth so much! Iris looked great, and happy! You and Roland look great, too!


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