Goodbye Grenada, bonjour Martinique

After three weeks it was time for us to leave the Prickly Bay of Grenada.

Unfortunately, there weren't any children to play with for Charly and Niklas neither was their any playground and we got a little bored there...

We talked to some other sailors what could be a nice next location, keeping also the Hurricane season in mind. This is active right now until November in the Caribbean region where we have to be alerted. Our plan is to stay a while at the "ABC Isles" while the Hurricane season. Before we go to the Netherlands Antilles we would like to visit "Los Roques", a safe group of small Venezuelan Islands.

Nevertheless we heard of another German sailor couple that Martinique should be very nice. It belongs to the EU and we could enjoy good quality of food. There should be two anchorage places which we could go to. One is more downtown at Fort-de-France and the other one should be a bit more quiet at Saint Anne. We decided to go to Fort-de-France because we like the distance of short ways to the supermarket and restaurants.

Said and done! When the wind was supposed to be fine for us we started on 16th July. We imagined that the wind between the islands that lie on our way to Martinique could not be foreseeable. But we hadn't imagined that the wind was most of the time blowing against us. The waves crashed against Whitebird and covered the front deck with a shower of salt water. The noise and the feeling were so horrible. The children and the dogs weren't impressed by the weather. Also Suram did very well on board. We imagined that he has lived on a sailing boat before but the real story will be hidden between the waves...

We were more than happy to arrive safely at the place of the anchorage in the bay of Fort-de-France. We lay here with 10 other boats - not like in Grenada where there were 80 boats or even more in our bay...

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