After an unpleasant 14 hour slog, during which our watermaker pump broke down again, we made Deshaies on Guadeloupe. This was a pretty bay with turtles swimming around and some pleasant walks ashore. It was a relief to get back to French bread and croissants etc after the muck which they call bread elsewhere in the Caribbean! Down the coast of Guadeloupe we stopped briefly to snorkel in the Jacques Cousteau National Park around Pigeon Island, a beautiful area of turquoise water, startling visibility underwater and exceptional marine life in the form of coral and tropical fish.
Date(s): April 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 21 of 21 Total. 2413 Visits.
Tom hoists the French colours by himself
In Deshaies, on the W coast of Guadeloupe
View from our lunch stop
overlooking the bay
We often share our bays with cruise ships!
Jonty goes for a wander
Watching the fish
A gregarious egret
The view from our swimming hole in the forest
getting ready for dip
That feels so nice on a hot afternoon!
The boys asleep after a long day
They're going quite brown now!
Pigeon island marine park; the snorkelling was outstanding.