Les Saintes, Guadeloupe
A very unscheduled day on a tiny island dependency of Guadeloupe. We were on the ferry to Dominica, and when the ship pulled into port - we duly hopped off. The we noticed that there was no immigration booth. To make a long story short - we alighted too early, and there you go. Stressful at the time, yes, somewhat expensive to rectify, yes. But all in all, it's good to see a very different side of Guadeloupe. The place is a bit more like Saint-Barts, in that there's never been a plantation economy here as it's so tiny and rocky. Terre-de-haut is nice - everyrone was helpful and we made a day of it before getting on the same boat back to Pointe-à-Pitre in the evening on its return journey from points south. (After a bit of grovelling to the captain with our tails between our legs). And hey - good snorkeling too...
Jul 30, 2015