Sunday, 21 June 2009

Iles des Saintes, "The Saintes"

Poinciana tress are in full bloom in the Caribbean.

Orange, pink, salmon, green... the colours of The Saintes.

Genna, Ray, Barry and Robert. A memorable pre-lunch drink by the water's edge in Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes. You'll have to ask Ray about the Ginger Rhum drink.

We enjoyed a walk with Ray and Genna, dodging the crazy scooter renters all the way. The Saintes are a popular tourist spot and scooters are the most popular mode of transport.

Darn fish traps. The newly constructed ones above are about 10' x 10'. We dodge them all the time. Sometimes the only clue to their whereabouts is a plastic soda bottle bobbing on the surface of the water even up to 200 feet - not easy to see. No one wants to go swimming in 200 feet to untangle a prop from a fish trap line.

Ravenala madagascariensis OK, it's a Travellers Palm.

Goats, chickens, cows. Free ranging in paradise.

Fishing boats in the Saintes.

Tropical fruit salad in the Caribbean is simply the best.

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