Leaving the bay of Jambe de Bois
26 September 2018
Maybe he looked lke this?
It is said the first European setler in St Luca was the fearsom French pirateFrancoice le Clerc in the 1550s. He and his band had their base on the top of Pigeon Island where they had a good overwiev of passing Spanish galleons filled with gold silver and jewels. They picked them one after another.
His nickname was Jambe de Bois, and yes he actually had a peg leg. wether he had a parrot on his shoulder is not known, but there certainly are some very colourful burds on the island....
jambe de Bois activities were blessed by th French king Henry II as they were in war with Spain. He died in action among the Azores as one of the richest men in France.