Monday 2 December 2013

Iles des Saintes

We had a "fast" sail to Iles des Saintes
The forecast was 20 - 25 knots.  It was over 30 all the way with gusts of over 40...

What a gorgeous quaint place...
Again, very french - however extremely friendly.
(These French islands attract predominantly French Tourists and French Cruisers)

We hired a car??? for the day

and drove around the island.
The first French settlers ventured here in the mid 17th Century,
and the neighbouring seas, subsequently served as the battleground for many a skirmish with the British

Their forts are amazing..

with pretty spectacular views also

 We hiked up 1000ft (300 metres) to another fort - again amazing view

Lovely beaches and colorful buildings...

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