Finding Trois Rivieres
17 March 2011 | Trois Rivieres adjacent!
A lovely day on the beach today. Just did an hour of school, so we could join Samba and Eol back on Anse Meunier. Lochy enjoyed kayaking with the other lads, Mia loving snorkelling. We enjoyed watching the fishermen hauling in their nets, having asked Eol to move out of their way. Pete and Mel were hoping that the men might trawl in their flipper that was lost off the back of Eol yesterday, but no luck! We did, however see some huge puffer fish that had blown themselves up in indignation at being caught and then rejected by the fishermen. Eol headed off to Marin for a stock up, whilst Samba headed off to Trois Riviere soon after. As we hadn't decided where we were going yet, we agreed on radio that we may join them later, but I had promised Lochy a walk around the mangroves and salt lake. We didn't see many birds but were really amused by the crabs with one HUGE claw and one tiny one and I got a couple of good photos with my zoom lens. Once we decided to go and join Samba, we couldn't actually find Trois Riviere anywhere on our paper, electronic charts OR pilot guide. So we headed NW for an hour, testing Mark's stitching on the spinny on the way, and then headed for the only masts we could see in the general vicinity. It's not Trois Riviere, but it's very nice, especially as a very nice man shouted at us "zere eez a very big rock just under you!!" and then proceeded to get into his speedboat in his speedos to inform us of the underwater rocks and where we COULD anchor. Maybe we will catch up with Samba tomorrow!