were the blue 50 gallon barrels that water is stored in. The drummers beat on these so hard it felt like
the sound was coming through your chest. They must have practised a lot, otherwise I think their
arms and wrists would have given up long before they reached us.
We went for a long walk up a nearby beach and found a protected turtle hatching area. We took an hour and a half bus ride into the capital Pointe-a-Pitre with another Canadian couple from a boat called Peace and Plenty. Gaudeloupe seems to be the poorest French Caribbean island we have been on and the capital reflected that
We sailed the 8 miles back to Pigeon Island where the marine reserve was and had some geat snorkelling there. I would say one of the snorkels was in the top five.The other attraction was a very handy laundromat! We are backup at the north end of Guadeloupe and hiked up the hill to visit the botanical gardens. It was great and Barry took some super pictures, I hope these will help to brighten up your Canadian winter. We are going to checkout today and head for Antigua on Monday. We were going to go to Monserrat first but looking at the routes decided that Antigua was the smarter sail.