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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guadeloupe Gardens

Anse Deshaies (pronounced Day-Hays) on the NW corner of Guadeloupe is a good sized bay accommodating dozens of yachts with a river, small boat harbor, and town. Checkin was self serve on a computer at the Pelican Internet Boutique. Three Euros paid to the shop and they print and stamp your clearance paper. No need to show outward clearance from your last port. Guadeloupe is one of the twenty-six regions of France and an integral part of the Republic and the EU.

We hiked up the road heading south out of town to the Jardin Boutanique (Botanical Gardins E14.50 pp). They were worthwhile seeing with huge Koi pond, Lorikeet and Macaw aviaries, waterfalls, streams, paved path and labeled plants from around the world. (allow three hours for hiking up, viewing and back to town). Lunch at Resaurant La Kaz across from the Pelican Internet was excellent.