In typical vacation style, the morning was spent lazing away - a swim or two, some coffee and a fried-egg breakfast and once we were ready to head ashore it was almost noon. Which, in retrospect, was a bit of a mistake since we attacked the long climb up &£8220;Le Chameau&£8221; during the hottest period of the day and we made it about 2/3 of the way up before deciding to call it a day and return whence we came. It was a pleasant trip nonetheless and we returned to the boat after our 2 hour trip and spent the rest of the day swimming and doing very little aboard the boat.
We watched some boats attempt to anchor and pick up mooring balls for a bit before thawing out Merguez sausages and combining the with potatoes for a hearty dinner.


Fort Napoleon on Terre de Haut in the Iles des Saintes Fort Napoleon in les Saintes
(2017-03-27 13:06:13 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Fort Napoleon on Terre de Haut in the Iles des Saintes
Looking down on Le Bourg Halfway up the Le Chameau hike one looks down onto the town of Le Bourg in the Iles des Saintes
(2017-03-27 13:05:49 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Looking down on Le Bourg
Sandra and Sascha on the climb Photo taken on the way down after hiking up on le Chameau
(2017-03-27 13:06:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.3, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Sandra and Sascha on the climb
Les Saintes airstrip This small runway seems to have a difficult approach between the hills
(2017-03-27 13:22:59 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Les Saintes airstrip
Le Bourg and Fort Napoleon Wide shot of the whole anchorage off Le Bourg and Fort Napoleon on top of the hill on the lefthand side of the picture
(2017-03-27 13:30:20 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Le Bourg and Fort Napoleon
Steep access road This road is so steep that they have stairs in the middle to walk on and I doubt even a 4 wheel drive will make it when the road is wet.
(2017-03-27 13:41:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Steep access road
Anchorage at Ilet a Cabrit The small mooring field on Ilet a Cabrit with Guadeloupe in the background
(2017-03-27 13:30:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Anchorage at Ilet a Cabrit
Cumulonimbus over Guadeloupe This cumulus is rapidly growing to a cumulonimbus over the mountains of Basse Terre on Guadeloupe
(2017-03-27 18:12:41 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.2, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Cumulonimbus over Guadeloupe
Looking south from Terre de Haut Dominica in the distance, this shot is from halfway up the Le Chameau hill walk
(2017-03-27 12:57:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/14.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Looking south from Terre de Haut
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