The weather system that has been producing a lot of rain and heavy cloud cover has not passed through as I'd thought and today was another overcast day. I spent the morning working on the computer to get the fridge monitoring system tested with 2 or more devices. I took a swim, armed with my wallpaper remover and a kitchen scrubber, and cleaned the green slime and grass from Zanshin's waterline and just as I finished some heavy rain showers came through and I used that opportunity to scrub the decks and hulls and remove as much of the salt that had accumulated on the passage from Pointe a Pitre. After that, I got a visit in the late morning from Jules. Although we'd never met in person we did know each other from an on-line forum and after a coffee and chat we went ashore for a walk up the hill to Le Chameau (not a bad hike going from sea level to 1000 feet) to get some exercise. I packed my telephoto lens along with some water into a backpack but with the haze and cloud cover I wasn't too optimistic about getting any good shots or views of Guadeloupe or Dominica (and I was right, there were no good photos to be made).
After the walk and a small lunch aboard I worked on getting the dinghy garage cleaned up by stowing the fenders, lines, electrical cable and hoses and inflating my paddleboard for an upper-body workout around the anchorage and then went back to programming the fridge. In the late afternoon I paddled across to where Sweet Chariot was moored and spoke with them for a bit before returning home and making dinner. The weather was still miserable so there was little chance of me heading in to town and I'd thawed out some of the chili I'd made and cooked up some rice to go along with it.


Le Bourg village seen from Le Chameau The single village on the main island of les Iles des Saintes seen from the climb up the tallest hill (1000 feet) on the island
(2017-04-18 10:45:47 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/8000s] ISO 250)
Le Bourg village seen from Le Chameau
Les Saintes airstrip from above The airstrip at le Bourg in les Iles des Saintes on Gaudeloupe is pretty small with a difficult approach and no real go-around.
(2017-04-18 11:20:08 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/20.0, 1/160s] ISO 250)
Les Saintes airstrip from above
Jules after the climb up the hill Jules, from "Forever Young" and I climbed up le Chameau to get some exercise and check out the view, which was pretty miserable today due to the moisture in the air and the cloud cover
(2017-04-18 11:05:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/1250s] ISO 250)
Jules after the climb up the hill
Zanshin from above A picture looking down at Zanshin from atop Le Chameau on the main island of les Iles des Saintes
(2017-04-18 11:08:16 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/20.0, 1/160s] ISO 250)
Zanshin from above
Atop Le Chameau looking north The visibility today wasn't great, but I did get this panoramic shot from atop Le Chameau despite the conditions
(2017-04-18 11:05:21 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/1600s] ISO 250)
Atop Le Chameau looking north
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