If you will recall (Soda Stream Refills post), Martinique is one of the few places in the eastern Caribbean where you can get Soda Stream CO2 canisters exchanged and buy the syrup. We are not pop drinkers. We use our Soda Stream primarily for bubbly water and tonic. It's been two years since we last stocked up and we were down to our last CO2 canister. I confirmed the Carbaies Decoration was still in business and in the same location. Now we just had to figure out how to actually get there. This was solved when Mark on sv Liahona said "I'll split a rental car with you." Perfect. "And we can go to this kewl new sporting goods store we found." Sweet.
The next morning we arrived in Le Marin via dinghy 30 mins late and soaking wet from a passing rain shower - such is the glamorous life of cruiser transportation. Mark and Willie were patiently waiting - French pain du chocolate helped pass the time as they waited for our late butts. *Sorry guys.
|Traditional Martinique sailing vessel now for racing only|
|Tom, Willie, Mark - maybe we will hike it another day|
|Mt Pelee somewhere beyond the barely visible cell tower|
|Willie? Is that you?|
|French street meat - pic by Willie|
With the tiny trunk of our SBJ fully loaded and the sun setting, we headed towards le Marin having accomplished our goals for the day.
So Decathlon is our new favorite store. We will definitely stop again.