EOD Location: Deshaies Harbor Anchorage, Guadeloupe
Miles Traveled: 0
Weather: Mostly sunny, occasional brief showers, breezy (10-15), high-70s
Highlights: Visited the Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique) today, located about a mile up the hill from the Deshais town center. A shuttle picked us up at 11:30, which saved us a long walk up a very steep hill. Admission was $17.00 per person, but well worth the cost. We had a lovely lunch at the restaurant overlooking the park, sitting at a balcony table at the top of a 50-foot waterfall cascading into a koi pond with a flock of pink flamingos wading along the shore. Walked the pathways through the gardens after lunch, enjoying the wide variety and beautiful arrangements of trees, shrubs, and flowers. We fed the budgies (small parrots) in the aviary, visited with the colorful macaws, then had ice cream at the snack shop while watching goats in their pen beg for handouts from the tourists. Back to the boat around 5PM to read and relax after a very delightful day.