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Yacht Larus
A slow circumnavigation
02 April 2013
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The islands volcanic heritage can be seen along the North West coast.

You can read more about the Mount Pele Eruption of 1902 here.

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Abandoned building.

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A St Pierre Street. Martinique, like Guadeloupe is still administered by France. In both islands, the language is French and the currency Euros.

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St Pierre Anchorage - the beach shelves off quite steeply and you need to anchor quite close to the shore.

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The sail round to Fort of France on Monday the 25th of March was brisk to say the least.

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The Schoelcher Library was first constructed in 1886 - 1887 in Paris, then shipped to Martinique.

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I was told that Gustav Eiffel was the architect but I haven't been able to find a reference to that yet.

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This church was also attributed to Eiffel.

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One of the rivers flowing through Fort of France, green with runoff from the rainforests.

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Fort of Spain street and hillside houses. I really do want to come back so that we can have a much longer look around.

Another whirlwind visit, and we really do hope to make our way back here.