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Up Island to the Saintes

An early morning departure from Dominica as we head north…
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Whales are occasionally seen in the lee of these islands. We were lucky and had a close encounter with a Sperm Whale - perhaps 40 feet long?
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He fluked as he came behind us in the morning sun…
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Late arrival as we come in to anchor in the last of the daylight… we know this harbour so night arrival isn't a problem.
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Land-Ho The Saintes.
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New country so we have customs to deal with... Homeland Security French style? I clear in at Les Saintes islands at the self-serve clearance terminal for 2Euros.
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The village of Bourg in the Saintes is a real gem… we pick up a mooring for 13Euro a night…
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Downtown with the lovely church…
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Traffic jam in the Saintes… scooters and electric golf carts predominate :-)
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The French are romantic even with baked goods… how about a cookie called "torment of love"?
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Water from in the Saintes… perhaps we'll stay a day or two longer than planned…
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Sheryl and Paul Shard have now been cruising internationally for 25 years. They are sailing authors, instructors/consultants and the fun-loving hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series (AWE TV, Vimeo on Demand). The Distant Shores series profiles the world's best sailing destinations and provides insights into the joys and challenges of living aboard a cruising sailboat. The shows are also available on DVD and as HD downloads.
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