Saturday, 20 June 2009
Mixing with the lunchtime crowd in the busy capital city, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. When in Rome - we like to eat like the locals. Great sandwiches.
The large markets in Basse-Terre are the best. We purchased bananas, pumpkin, passionfruit, pineapples, lettuce, pawpaw (papaya), tomatoes, carrots, starfurit, fresh herbs, etc.
Fresh cashews. The fleshy fruit is white, pulpy and sweet. The cashew nut hangs from the fruit and must be roasted to release the meat inside. Imagine harvesting cashews one at a time from a large tree!
The ingredients for hot chocolate, Caribbean style; cinnamon, pure cocoa, nutmeg, vanilla bean and a leaf (we presume from the cinnamon tree, failing any translation to english).
The cemetary in Basse-Terre, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
The southern end of Guadeloupe, with gorgeous green rolling hills and majestic houses.
Barry on watch, looking out for fishing pots and sight of land.
In Guadeloupe we got to sail our missan staysail for the first time.