The list of the Caribbean Archipelago’s top islands has changed. Guadeloupe and its outskirts are confidently taking the top position. At first, we passed Les Saintes islands as a hallway. It took a long time to find where to disembark.
We just could not pass by such a rock.
The first outing to the shore was a bit perplexing.
We could not identify the skull, as it did not seem like any beast nor like a bird. It turned out to be much more interesting – iguana.
Having secured a supply of coconuts,
we headed for Guadeloupe where Columbus had landed.
From there, following the footsteps of his crew, we made our way to the jungle.
We were really impressed.
We were especially pleased with a pointer saying that it takes 2.5 hours to get to Moscou.
We went up the ancient stairs
and got to the possessions of the natives who knew how to build watermills,
and, unfortunately, also knew that bathing suits existed.
They treated us to tropical fruit
and hurried to send us further, past a forest lake,
to the amazing country of Guadeloupe. One of the places of interest in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe’s capital, is a huge National park that was designated an international biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The farther, the more speechless we got, feeling pure delight. It’s not without reason that this country, which is lost in the jungle, is a UNESCO world heritage site.
There we finally found traces of the expedition,
perhaps, even the autograph of Columbus’s companions.
The reverse side of this beauty was the lack of place for mooring.
It’s best to moor at the depth from 5 to 10 meters (displayed in light blue).
So GLONASS’ reliable navigation is a guarantee of our peaceful sleep.