MARTINIQUE
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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


St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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On December 14th our friend Billy joined us on Bella Luna.    He left the cold dark winter in the middle of Sweden to sail in the Caribbean for the first time.  Billy owns his own sailboat so is very familiar with sailing.   
 We started in Grenada then to Carriacou Island, Union Island, Tobago Cays, Mayreau Island and Bequia Island where we spent 11 days for Christmas and New Year.    
Bequia was full of Scandinavian boats, especially Swedish.     On Christmas Eve we joined 65 other Swedes, 6 Canadians, 2 Dutch, 1 Greek and myself for the typical Swedish Christmas Buffet.    
From Bequia we sailed to St. Vincent to find a very charming bay, very traditional and after anchoring, the local friendly boat boys assisted in tying long stern lines to shore.   
On most all the islands we took some hikes or tours.    Billy is a very accomplished photographer so he came prepared with his special cameras and drone.      We share some of the many photos he has taken.    

Billy the photographer
Market in St. Georges Grenada
Market in St. Georges
St. Georges Grenada
St. Georges Port Louise Marina
Tyrrel Bay
Mangroves Tyrrel Bay
Windward boat yard on Carriaco
Sundowners with Lynne & Chris
Kite surfing Union Island
Kite surfing Union Island
Happy Island Union Island
Sundowner at Happy Island
Owner and developer of Happy Island
Tobago Keys
Lobster at Tobago Keys
Home in Chatham Bay
Saline Bay
Saline Bay Mayreau
Saline Bay
Salt Whistle Bay
Bella Luna in Bequia
Classic Yacht in Bequia
Bequia
Cruise ships Bequia
Bella Luna in Cumberland Bay
Sunset in Cumberland Bay St. Vincent
Bella Luna in Cumberland Bay