Le Gosier

Thursday, Jan 12 WiFi was spotty throughout our stay on Guadeloupe. In most places, we had some access to WiFi but it would fade out or stop completely with annoying frequency. Mostly, it was simply unpredictable. So I did not write as many blog-posts as I wanted to. We are now back home and I…

Carry Me Banana

Wednesday, Feb 8 ~ Trois Rivieres Our little “tree-house” apartment in Trois Rivieres was such a comfortable place to hang-out that it took real effort to head down the stairs to go visit places. However, on our last full day in Trois Rivieres, we did go and visit the Maison de la Banane. This is…

Deshaies

Jan 20 – 27 We had several reasons for visiting Guadeloupe. One reason was because they film “Death in Paradise” here … and specifically in Deshaies. We stayed for a week in Sainte Rose rather than staying in Deshaies itself. It is a pretty 15-minute drive from Sainte Rose to Deshaies and we visited there…

Black Sand, Rough Water

Tuesday, Jan 31 ~ Pointe des Châteaux Update! I know that I have a vast number of readers who hang on my every word and demand perfect accuracy. So I must report that I confused two beaches and the above caption is incorrect. The rocks at Pointe des Châteaux are indeed black but the sand…

Carnival-Time in Sainte Rose

Sunday, Jan 22 ~ Sainte Rose We arrived in Sainte Rose just in time for Carnival. Drummers and dancers arrived by coach from all over Guadeloupe. The parade began in the early afternoon and continued so late into the evening that the final troupes of dancers wore tall head-pieces with elaborate LED-light-arrangements … which, sadly,…

Big Trees

Wednesday, Jan 25 Jana & I really enjoy visiting botanical gardens and have by now visited quite a few Caribbean ones. So, for Jana’s birthday, we decided to visit the one in Deshaies. Here are a few photos of the two of us “among the big trees”. We finished our visit by having lunch in…