It was an early start today with a visit to the Napoleon Fort in Anse-Mire above beautiful Les Saintes Bay on the island of Terre-de-Haut in the Iles des Saintes. The bay is well protected from the prevailing trade winds and is a haven for yachts and water activities of all kinds. Our historian Tom Heffernan was on hand to provide learned insight into the history of the fort and of the island itself. Many guests wandered the narrow main street of the quaint French town at Anse Mire beach, exploring the small shops selling local products and perhaps enjoying a cafe au lait with a fresh croissant.

There was time for a snorkel at the beach and then after lunch, back onboard, we had an opportunity to enjoy swimming in the beautiful, deep blue ocean next to the ship before setting sail south toward the Grenadine Islands.