Martinique, where we had a new fuel tank built


We entered Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique for a new fuel tank to be built.

As we approached the island, Marie raised the French courtesy flag to the starboard spreaders. (Les had a full set of signal flags aboard). We loved Martinique, especially the meals we had ashore. My, those French sure have a way with food…and wine, wow!

It rained almost every day, so Les and I played a lot of chess. We were evenly matched, which made for excellent games.


George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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