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Our visit to Guadeloupe

Elmira, Canada
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Our visit to Guadeloupe

This will be brief as I am now sitting writing this on our balcony at the Anchorage Hotel in Dominica. Hopefully reviews to come later We arrived in Martinique on Feb. 11 overnight at the Carib Hotel in Fort de France then caught the ferry to Pointe a Pitre at noon. After a 4 and half hour boat ride and long and lengthily wait in customs and a 45 min ride to our hotel Pierre et Vacancies east of Sainte Anne. Spent two nights here, checked out and took a shuttle/taxi from the hotel to beautiful Sainte Anne Beach. Spent the afternoon on the beach and a great lunch. Caught a local bus /van to Gosier and booked in at the Karibea Beach Hotel near the casino. A swim and out for supper and drinks. Next day checked out and took the local bus. Got off as close to the ferry terminal. Took the 1:15 boat to Marie Galante. Cabbed out to the Touloulou near Capesterre . Unpacked walked into town, fortunately the had a carnival parade that night, so we grabbed beers and a chair and watched a great and colourful parade. Ate off a little lunch wagon. We caught a ride with a guy going back past the Touloulou. Next day arranged for a rental car to be delivered. Very funny as we know no French and trying to get the paperwork done. We had a great time touring the island, very safe and hardly any crazy drivers on their roads. Spent time in Grand Bourg, Saint Louis, the mangroves up near Vieux Port, Gueule Point, the Bielle and the Bellevue rum distilleries, crisscross end through the island many times. Checked out of Touloulou and checked into the Cap Reva for a few nights , right adjacent to the nice beach and the town of Capesterre. Nice pool, nice beach across the road.next day drove up to Sainte Louis, parked the car in town and took the 8 am ferry to Les Saintes. Spent a wonderful day there we rented a little golf cart style vehicle. Seen Fort Napoleon, swam at Sugar Loaf Beach ( pain de Sucre ) checked out Grande Anse, Pompierre, Anse de Figuier. Started to rain so we found a nice waterfront restaurant to hold over. Finished touring, returned our little buggy, did some shopping. Caught the boat back to Marie Galante . Next day we drove into Grand Bourg returned our rental car and took the mid day ferry back to Point a Pitre. Booked into Hotel St Johns near the ferry port. Overnight here and caught the 8 am Le Express to Dominica. We contacted the Anchorage Hotel in Ruseau...we are booked here for three nights...going whale watching today, and plan on touring the island....ah but that will be another post, as it is time for breakfast. Sante

Bill and Ruth

Canada

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