Bank Holiday Thursday

Last Thursday it was a public holiday for France, Fête de la Victoire (Victory in Europe Day) which celebrates the end of hostilities in Europe at the end of the Second World War.

We decided to spend the day at the beach in Port-Louis, but stopped off at Anse de la Pointe Nord, the most northern point of Guadeloupe.

This point is known to locals as Turtle Cliff and while we were admiring it we witnessed the most incredible sight. A mummy whale with her calf just swimming along. They were so close and it was magical to see them completely free! I was so amazed I didn't even take photos!

England is straight behind us.. just about 4,000 miles away...

We stopped off again to discover a little hidden beach.

And then a baby was buried in the sand.

Which turned him a little bit silly.

 There is an amazing ice cream parlour in the city centre in Pointe-à-Pitre where they make all of the ice cream by hand using local flavours and produce. Unfortunately it is a bit of a dodgy neighbourhood so you get in and out as quickly as possible. I had Coco (coconut) and Quatre Épices (Four Spices- Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and cloves). As I still can't understand quite a lot of things, I love saying to my host parents to decide for me. It means I try a lot of flavours/foods that I normally wouldn't be brave enough to!
When we got home my host dad chopped down a bunch of coconuts from the garden. They know how much I have fallen in love with coconut water here and he wanted to prove that our coconuts taste much better. I must admit, it was a better taste, not too coco-nutty or sweet but just perfect!
I refused to let them throw away the cream inside all of the coconuts so spent my bank holiday evening carving out the cream to attempt making coconut jam...

1 comment:

  1. I've only just discovered your blog and I am a little bit (a lot) in love with your photos! Guadeloupe looks absolutely amazing. I hope you're having an amazing time!! I also in your earliest post you come from my neck of the woods in Dorset! xx