Monday, January 26, 2009

St Tropez Of The Caribbean

Anse Colombier, St Bart's
17 55.4N 62 52.3W

Yes we are on our way to St-Martin but St-Barts is on the way and we’ve never been so …we checked it out and it was definitely worth it!

Gustavia, the capital is a busy port de plaisance filled with super yachts, mega yachts, pretty yachts and more yachts. In town you can find everything you don’t need on a yacht … Gucci bags, Dior perfumes, Chanel clothes, confit de canard and caviar. But we loved it!

We opted instead for a secluded anchorage called Anse Colombier about 5 miles from Gustavia, ie only the 2 huge mega yachts blocking our sunset and a few cruising boats. It’s in a marine national park and it’s very pretty, lovely white sand beach, walking trails over the iland and turtles endlessly swimming past the boat.

The marine life has been protected for many years now and a trip underwater shows the benefit of it. We had an absolutely wonderful dive where we saw turtles, rays, eagle rays, eels, and thousands of fish. We were adopted by a large queen angel fish who travel with us for the entire dive, absolutely amazing!

But yes, we still have to get to St-Martin and get our repaired wind generator so let’s go.
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