February 20th and 21st
We left the capital of Martinique at 6 o' clock in the morning, with the intentions of sailing to St. Lucia. But the wind shifted and the ocean was getting weird, so the captain asked and then decided to stop in Ste. Anne, a little and colorful town in the south of the island. We got there by 9:30 am. Then we put the dinghy down, took a swim. This anchorage is very comfortable and the water is clear.
Then we went to town for lunch. We wonder around a little bit, until we found a patisserie and café called L’Épi Soleil. This place had everything! Grill, salads, sandwich, pastries, paninies, fresh fruit juices, café au lait... it's located in the water front and the waitress are very friendly. We ate way too much.
And guess what! Carnival, we couldn't run away from it. So after a Punch Coco nap we went back to town, just in time for the parade. Thankfully this is a small village.
There were a lot of people on the street and we were incredibly hungry again. We did the food rounds until we saw a big French-west Indian guy grilling chicken, ribs and fish. That place was the winner.
Next morning, after our big pastry breakfast, we went to Marin, a big anchorage with hundreds of boats. We went on shore, but once again because of the carnival every business was closed after noon. So we wondered around for a while and came back home to have a nice dinner and a well rested night in the calmest bay, so far. It felt like being on a slip in a marina.