Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

Dinghy Disruptions… Again

Ok, there are dinghies worse than ours!  However, their boat ison the hard, not in the water, in Pointe A Pitre, Guadaloupe.They don’t need it to get ashore from anchor.  Then again,maybe that’s why they’re not at anchor.… Dinghy butt… aka a...

On Porpoise

These buoy birds bid us a fond “Adieu” aswe left the French Caribbean islandof Guadaloupe, headed for Antigua.Much easier to get a clear photo ofthem than the egrets in flight! Several flocks of white egrets flew past us all too quickly in the dawn light, as we...

Bridge Lifts Before Daybreak

Yeah, my camera’s not too swift on night shots.Bleary is a lot like blurry; we felt it did look this way, this early. There’s shortcut from Guadaloupe’s midpoint, across to the island country of Antigua.  The tricky part?  Daybreak is at 6 am.  The...

Nervy Bird!

This fellow was fearless, and not at all shy. (Retrospective – we are now in Antigua, 3 Caribbean island countries North of Martinique)  This little guy hopped aboard as we were pulling anchor in Fort Du France, the capital city of Martinique....

Mc French?

This billboard was prolific on the Eastern half of Guadaloupe.While I wonder if French Fries (or pomme frites as they would call them in France) are truly a French versus U.S. creation, the hamburger here is definitely considered “American” (typically United States –...