After St Lucia and the Grenadines we returned to Martinique for snagging and some boat improvements as previously arranged. Returning to marine centres for such things seems to be a common state of affairs among cruisers. This status is compounded by waiting for parts and bits of parts which should have been sent but were forgotten. Happily we have met many of our rally mates in Martinique who have been “waiting for boat improvements or stuff to be mended!” Just to be sure we know we are in France the lunch stop is 2 hours, but in fairness it is hot and all the staff have been delightful, but it does make progress steady to say the least.
We duly turned up in Martinique on the arranged day. Getting work to start was delayed by carnival time and public holidays. Many ordered parts had arrived but, as seems to be the way, not quite all the bits. We have achieved some things in Martinique in particular more clutches, but frustratingly will have to return at the end of March to finish the work.
Now on our way to St Martin/St Maartin. Julian is hoping to do some racing and then we will met some friends in Antiqua before returning to Martinique.