June 29 - July 3, 2010... Settled in to Deshaies
Deshaies was having a big festival this past weekend, so we took in some of the activities. One night went to the church to see the local choirs perform. More interesting though was watching the audience. Afterwards a traditional music group played on the outdoor stage -- great drumming and singing. Saturday was the day for the races -- sailboat races and rowing races in the anchorage around our boat. We had front row seats. Saturday night the festivities continued and the best part was the quadrille dancing (like square dancing).
But cruiser midnight comes early and we crashed way before the music ended. Of course, we were tired having kayaked around the headland to the Grand Anse beach earlier in the day. The beach was so beautiful; but so hot! We had to run to the water from our towel so as not to burn our feet. As we paddled back two more boats were coming into the anchorage -- John recognized one of them as Bel Ami St. Thomas -- who we had met in Samana, DR! Small world. So we visited with Dave and Victoria who are also on their way 'down island'.
Though we really love Deshaies, all things must end and we have to keep heading south. So, tomorrow we head out to Les Saintes.
Posted by SV Anhinga