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Morning at Martinique

Fort-de-France, Martinique

Sign on Pier

Our Guide Joseph


Fellow travelers and guide at the pottery

A shop at the pottery

Church at Les Anses d'Arlet

Beach at Les Anses d'Arlet

Boats at Les Anses d'Arlet

Fish Market

Fishing Boats

Diamond Rock

Rum Distillery

Rum Distillery

Tasting Room

Windmill at Rum Distillery

Flower at Rum Distillery

Fort-de France Library

Headless, "blood stained"statue of Josephine

A Street in Fort-de-France

Cultural Centre

Saint Louis Cathedral

Saint-Louis Fort

Dancers at the Pier


I elected to walk back to the ship and the guide pointed me in the direction of the cathedral. On the way there I passed an old government building which is now a cultural centre. This being Sunday and the majority of islanders attend Church regularly, everywhere was closed. As I walked through the streets I did not see a single business open.

I walked down to the waterfront and along the front of the park I had previously been in the Saint-Louis Fort at the far end of the harbour. It is quite an impressive structure and reminded me of the one in Villefranche-sur-mer which we visited some years ago. Hard to believe that is 15 years ago, the year I retired. I walked back along the waterfront to the ship.

Christine had arrived back as was evidenced by her hat on the coffee table. I also noticed her card was in the light control at the door. Assuming she had gone to get something to eat, I unloaded my things, took her card and set off to look for her. Like yesterday, to no avail. I had something to eat - it was nearing 3 pm by this time - and returned to the room. Going out to the veranda, I discovered Christine who had been there all the time! She was unaware that I had been in before.

We sat and watched the boats coming and going and I uploaded and labelled some of the photos then we got ready for dinner. We were again joined by the mother and daughter from Alberta. Unfortunately, their tour from the ship had not been very satisfactory with a guide who imparted the least amount of information.

After dinner we went to hear the string quintet play selections by Beethoven. We had a walk round the ship outside then returned to the room where I worked on the photos and journal and Christine read up on tomorrow's activities.

Tomorrow we are at Bridgetown, Barbados where we have a ship's tour booked.

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