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Sailing Log: North Windward Islands

Cruising North Windward Islands - Martinique and St. Lucia

Saint Pierre Martinique Theatre Ruins

Saint Pierre, Martinique

Log#: 202
LatLon: 14 44.288'N 061 10.646'W

Saint Pierre was out entry port into Martinique.
At some point the town was flourishing and was the capital of Martinique, until Mount Pelee volcano erupted in 1902, destroying the city and burning all of its residents except two.
Now it is a quiet town trying to attract tourists on its history.

Approaching Saint Pierre Martinique Mount Pelee Saint Piere Town and Mt Pelee Saint Pierre Shoew Saint Pierre Shore Nice Yacht Local Market Saint Pierre House Saint Pierre Ruins 1 Saint Pierre Ruins 2 Saint Pierre Beach Saint Pierre Aley Saint Pierre Shore View From Fort Saint Pierre Central Area Saint Pierre Back Street Saint Pierre Beach Saint Pierre House Saint Pierre Church Saint Pierre Saint Pierre Theatre Ruins Saint Pierre Theatre Ruins Saint Pierre Alley Old Prison Cell View of Mt Pelee Saint Pierre City Hall Saint Pierre Shore Martinique Rum Small Sailboat Anchored View of Saint Pierre
Fort de France

Fort-de-France, Martinique

Log#: 203
LatLon: 14 35.980'N 061 04.143'W

Fort-de-France is a major metropolitan city and the capital of Martinique, with the lively and vibrant atmosphere. Lots of souvenir and tourist shops.

Our daughter had joined us to cruise around Martinique for a week. We had a good quality family time - sailing around, visiting shore towns and villages, tasting local cuisine, swimming at the beaches and hiking.

And, as the tourist brochure said - in Martinique, all roads lead to... rum.

Martinique Fishermen Fort de France Fort de France Shore Fort de France Center Fort de France Library Fort de France Library Fort de France Fort de France Cetner Fort de France Market Fort de France Street Fort de France Street Fort de France Tasting Creole Food at Fort de France At Fort de France Shore Fort de France Building Fort de France Shore Cruiseship at Fort de France At Fort de France Park Fort de France La Savanne At Fort de France Park Fort de France Park Fort de France Shore Park Fort de France Beach and Anchorage Fort de France Street Fort de France Street Fort de France Market At Fort de France Market Fort de France Anchorage Fort de France Corner Houses of Fort de France Fort de France Shore Courtyard Couryard Manhole Lunch Under the Tree Fort de France View Fort St Louis Fort St Louis Wall Fort St Louis Fort St Louis Gate Fort St Louis Wall View of Fort St Louis Fort de France at Night Fort de France Park at Night Kids Playing at Night Fort de France Kids Playgroud at Night Fort de France Marching Band at Fort de France Sunset at Fort de France Martinique Rum 2 Martinique Rum 3
Trois Ilets

Trois Ilets, Martinique

Log#: 204
LatLon: 14 32.621'N 061 02.375'W

Trois Ilets is a scenic and somewhat of the beaten track place in the large Fort-de-France Bay. The picturesque town and three small islands are set in the quiet mangrove area.

Golf Couse at Trois Ilets Anchorage Trois Ilets Shore Trois Ilets Town Trois Ilets Waterfront Walkway Trois Ilets Town Shore Trois Ilets Shore Houses Trois Ilets House Small House in Trois Ilets Trois Ilets Street Picturesque House Trois Ilets Town Square Trois Ilets Urban Street Trois Ilets Roundabout Old House in Trois Ilets Trois Ilets Cemetery Old Water Well Trois Ilets Quiet Shore At Trois Ilets Waterfront Walkway Quiet Anchorage Trois Ilets Egg Salad for Dinner
Anse Mitan Martinique

Anse Mitan, Martinique

Log#: 205
LatLon: 14 33.395'N 061 03.414'W

Anse Mitan is a lovely touristy town with a pleasant Creole Village district. Its attractive beaches with picturesque views were especially memorable.

Resort View at Anse Mitan Anse Mitan Martinique Anse Mitan Town Beach Anse Mitan Ferry Pier Anse Mitan Town Beach At Anse Mitan Anse Mitan Beach Anse Mitan Town Beach Anse Mitan Street Marina Area Marina Area Our Favorite Kebeb Place at Anse Mitan Anse Mitan Beches At Anse Mitan Creole Vilage View of Anse Mitan Neglected Boat Big Caterpillar Anse Mitan Street Anse Mitan Resort At Anse Mitan Beaches Quiet Anse Mitan Beach Crab Quiet Waters of Anse Mitan Beaches Anse Mitan Quiet Beaches Anse Mitan Palm Beach Squall Approachng at Anse Mitan Sunset BBQ
Grande Anse DArlet

Grande Anse D'Arlet and (Petit) Anse D'Arlet, Martinique

Log#: 206
LatLon: 14 30.123'N 061 05.213'W

During our cruise along Martinique shores, we visited these two neighboring bays and their villages few times. We anchored in Grande Anse D'Arlet and walked around the hill to (Petit) Anse D'Arlet.

These are use-to-be tiny fisherman villages, now are pleasant and fairly quiet places for visiting tourists.

Grande Anse DArlet Approaching Anse DArlet Grande Anse DArlet Mountains Gande Anse DArlet each Grande Anse DArlet Beach Walkway with Restaurants Anse DArlet Dock and Fishing Boat Grande Anse DArlet Beach Anse DArlet Anchorage Tucked Away Catamaran Anse DArlet House Petit Anse DArlet Flowering Tree Petit Anse DArlet Shore Anse DArlet View Humble Street of Anse DArlet Anse DArlet Steet Anse DArlet Beach Restaurants At Anse DArlet Beach Restaurant Fishing Nets at the Beach Anse DArlet Beach Girls At Anse DArlet Beach Palm Anchorage View Grand Anse DArlet Grand Anse DArlet Shore Grande Anse DArlet At Grande Anse DArlet Beachfront Restaurant Getting Water at Grande Anse DArlet Grande Anse DArlet Dock Afternoon at Anse DArlet Anchorage Old Fasioned Sailboat Sunset at Grande Anse DArlet Dinners Ready Sunset View from Cockpit
Ste Anne Beach Martinique

Ste. Anne, Martinique

Log#: 207
LatLon: 14 26.023'N 060 53.222'W

Ste. Anne is a pretty seaside town, with sleepy vacation atmosphere. The town is small, with some grocery sores, restaurants and shops, but the nearby beach is magnificent and popular.

We spend a good day here, enjoying waterfront, wondering town streets, and having refreshing swim at the beach in the afternoon.

Ste Anne Anchorage Ste Anne Square At Ste Anne Waterfront Ste Anne Anchorage Ste Anne Beach View At Ste Ance Pier At Ste Anne Waterfront Ste Anne Anchorage View At Ste Anne Backstreet Shore Ste Anne Square and Church Ste Anne Church Flowering Tree At Ste Anne Pier Ste Anne Cemetery Ste Anne Beach Ste Anne Beach Palm At Ste Anne Beach Swimming At Ste Anne Beach Ste Anne Beach Palm at Ste Anne Beach Under Ste Anne Beach Palm Ste Anne Beach Restaurants Restaurant Side At Ste Anne Beach View Resort At Ste Anne Ste Anne Anchorage Clowdy Afternoon Evening at Ste Anne Ste Anne Evening Sailig By Diamond Rock Martinique
Sunset at Anse Caritan

Anse Caritan, Martinique

Log#: 208
LatLon: 14 25.426'N 060 53.474'W

One day we wanted to get away from the crowds and decided to sail to a small secluded beach nearby, Anse Caritan.
The place had a wooded hiking trail along the Martinique shore, with funny hermit crabs crawling along the way.
We have also seen some of the most dramatic sunsets here, overlooking Martinique and the Diamond Rock.

Anchored at Anse Caritan Anse Caritan Beach Lonely Paddler at Anse Caritan Wooden Bridge Along the Hikig Trail At Rubber Tree Rooted Tree Along the Trail Anse Caritan Red Hermit Crab Angry Red Hermit Crab Lonely Cat Anchored at Anse Caritan View of Martinique and Dimond Rock Evening Drink Martinique Ti Punch Sunset at Anse Caritan Dramatic Sunset at Anse Caritan Sunset in Matinique After Sunset at Anse Caritan
Tree of Mast Le Marin Martinique

Le Marin, Martinique

Log#: 209
LatLon: 14 28.065'N 060 52.262'W

I don't think I have seen that many boats in one place there must be thousands of them in Le Marin.

They are drawn here by protected and comfortable bay, multitude of marine related services, large marina and boatyard, plenty of stores to provision and shop, as well as bars and restaurants.

Our Anchorage at Le Marin Martinique Simple Beach Restaurant at Le Marin Martinique Busy Le Marin Dock Vacation Condos at Le Marin Martinique Fishing Nets on Shore Le Marin Town Square and Church Le Marin Town Shore Martinique Traditional Sailing Boat Busy Lunch Time at Le Marin Caffe Pretty Boats at Mina Dock Evening at Le Marin Martinique Sailing Dinghy Resting Under the Tree Near Traditional Martinique Sailing Boat Mother and Daughter Some Old Ruins at Le Marin Martinique Old Ruins at Le Marin Martinique Le Marin Martinique Street Old House in Le Marin Martinique Martinique Local Beer Marina View Near Flowering Tree Anchored at Le Marin Martinique
Anse Noire Matinique

Anse Noire and Anse Dufours, Martinique

Log#: 210
LatLon: 14 31.674'N 061 05.311'W

There are two unique adjoined bays in the Caribbean divided by a hill, one is of black sand, and another is of white sand. Nature made it this way.

We anchored in Anse Noire and walked over to Anse Dufours. Both beaches were inviting and offered calm enjoyable swimming. Glad we came here.

Fishermen Along Martinique Shore Girls Walking Down the Pier Anse Noire Black Sands of Anse Noire Black Sands of Anse Noire Anchored in Anse Noire View of Anse Noire Anse Noire View Behind Tropical Trees Black Sands of Anse Noire Beach Anse Noire Achorage Evening Swim at Anse Noire Anse Noire Martinique Beach at Anse Noire Black Sand of Anse Noire Anse Noire Sign View of Anse Dufours Martinique Red Roofs of Anse Dufours Village Fishing Boats Anse Dufours Anse Dufours Boulders Beach Soaking at Anse Dufours Napping in the Water at Anse Dufours Having Good Time at Anse Dufours Martinique Beach Having Good Time at Anse Dufours Martinique Beach House at Anse Dufours Anse Dufours Beach Fishing Boats at Anse Dufours Plm at Anse Dufours Beach Two Girls in Tropical Paradise Martinique Flowers of Martinique Tropical Flower Anchored at Anse Noire Martinique Father and Daughter in Martinique Happy Me at Anse Noire Martinique View of Martinique Boating Activity at Martinique My Yacht Anchored at Anse Noire
Rodnely Bay St Lucia

Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

Log#: 211
LatLon: 14 04.562'N 060 57.427'W

On the way from Martinique to St. Lucia, we had a sail malfunction - the stainless steel genoa clew ring broke off in a strong wind gust. Could not fix it underway, had to motorsail to finish the passage.

Rodney Bay is a place popular with tourists, boaters and locals. The beach is pretty, with too many resorts. There is a protected lagoon inside the bay, with marina and access to Rodney Bay Village, decent stores, marine services and chandleries.

We liked a small fruits and vegetables boat which patrols the bay with fresh produce at reasonable prices. It looked like from the Waterworld movie. We had a chance to try some of the tastiest tropical fruits.

Broken Genoa Clew Ring Fixing Genoa Clew Approaching Rodney Bay St Lucia Rodney Bay Beach Rodney Bay Anchorage Rodney Bay Achorage Rodney Bay Beach Rodney Bay Beach Properties in Rodney Bay Lagoon House Inside Rodney Bay Lagoon At Rodney Bay Marina Condo at Rodney Bay Lagoon Excursion Tallship at Rodney Bay Rodney Bay Beach Resort Rodney Bay Marina Rodney Bay Marina Rodney Bay Village Rodney Bay Village Mall Rodney Bay Village Alley Rodney Bay Courtyard Local St Lucia Beet Pitons Fruit Veg Boat Fruit Vegs from Boat Tropical Fruits Tallship At Rodney Bay Marina Fuel Dock St Lucian Rum Sunset at Rodney Bay Anchorage
Pigeon Island Park View of Fort Rodney from Signal Point

Pigeon Island Park, St. Lucia

Log#: 212
LatLon: 14 05.374'N 060 57.683'W

While staying at Rodney Bay, we visited Pigeon Island Park a historical place with ruins, Fort Rodney, trails and spectacular views of the bay from hill tops.
The hike to the top was a bit challenging on the hot day, but views from there made it well worth it. We needed some exercise anyway.

On the way down, we had cooling drinks with lunch at a pleasant waterside cafe.
Refreshing swim at the park's beach finished out trip.

Pigeon Island Park St Lucia Pigeon Island Park Map St Lucia Pigeon Island Park Ruins at Pigeon Island Park Ruins at Pigeon Island Park Cellar Bar at Pigeon Island Park At Pigeon Island Park Cannons at Fort Rodney Rodney Bay View from Fort Rodney Overlookig Rodney Bay from Pigeon Island View of Signal Point from Fort Rodney View from Fort Rodney View of Rodney Bay from Pigeon Island At Pigeon Island Park Waterside Cafe Pigeon Island St Lucia At Waterside Cafe View from Waterside Cafe At Waterside Cafe Room in Waterside Cafe View from Pigeon Island Sunset Over Pigeon Island
Marigot Bay St Lucia

Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Log#: 213
LatLon: 13 58.024'N 061 01.664'W

Marigot Bay is a postcard perfect bay in St. Lucia. Although there is quite a bit of development and the area is busy.

There is a nice high end resort at Marigot Bay Village - we just walked around it.

Mango trees are everywhere here, and you can pickup great tasting mangos under those trees. I got a full bag, more that we can eat.

We climbed up the hill to see a local village somewhat rough place, some beggary, it wasn't pleasant we quickly turned back.

One day local fisherman caught some fish for us and we cooked a nice seafood dinner.
Another night we tried Indian food at the Indian restaurant. Liked it.

Oil Tankers North of Marigot Bay View of Marigot Bay St Lucia Marigot Bay St Lucia Hills of Marigot Bay St Lucia Hills of Marigot Bay St Lucia Palms of Marigot Bay St Lucia Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Resort at Marigot Bay St Lucia Marigot Bay St Lucia Boats at Marina Marigot Bay St Lucia Local Village Marigot Bay St Lucia Marigot Bay St Lucia Marigot Bay St Lucia At Marigot Bay St Lucia Marigot Bay St Lucia Anchored at Marigot Bay St Lucia Our Yacht Anchored at Marigot Bay St Lucia Boat at Anchor Sunset Marigot Bay St Lucia Beach Near Marigot Bay St Lucia
The Pitons St Lucia

The Pitons, St. Lucia

Log#: 214
LatLon: 13 49.316'N 061 03.927'W

The Pitons is an iconic image of St. Lucia. They are even on the country's flag. Huge and magnificent, they are towering over the deep blue water.

We picked up a mooring just between these two Pitons Gros Piton (2619 ft) and Petit Piton (2460 ft). Stayed a day here, enjoying the views and swimming off the yacht stern platform.

Local merchants come over to sell their wares we bought nice fresh tuna and vegetables from them.

Can't beat the view.

Aproaching Pitons St Lucia St Lucian Mountain Shore Gros Pion Villas Between Pitons Interesting Tree Root Mansion Between Pitons St Lucia Petit Piton Swimming Between Pitons St Lucia Fresh Local Produce Dinner Between Pitons The Pitons St Lucia Evening Between Pitons St Lucia
Soufriere St Lucia

Soufriere and Diamond Falls Botanical Garden, St. Lucia

Log#: 215
LatLon: 13 51.401'N 061 03.989'W

The next day we moved to a mooring near the town of Soufriere. There we wondered local streets, had a lunch at the waterfront restaurant, checked out with customs.

While in Soufriere, we also visited the historical Diamond Botanical Gardens. Quite pretty place.

View of Soufriere St Lucia Soufriere St Lucia Soufriere Shore St Lucia Soufriere Pier St Lucia Humble Street of Soufriere Soufriere Street Soufriere Local Courtyard Bar Soufriere Corner Building St Lucia View of Pitons Soufriere St Lucia At Soufriere Waterfront Restaurant Soufriere Church Shoreside Bar at Soufriere St Lucia Shoreside Bar at Soufriere St Lucia Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia At Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia At Diamond Fall Botanical Gardents St Lucia Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia Path Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia At Diamond Botanical Gardents St Lucia Cliffs of Soufriere St Lucia Bat Cave View of Pitons Local Help Boy More Fesh Produce Evening at Mooring Soufriere St Lucia Sunrise Over Pitons Leaving St Lucia
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