Mangrove Jungle: Vines, Crustaceans and Birds, Oh My!

In town we had seen signs for "Mangrove Tours" so we figured there was something to see in the mangroves.

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Brittany Meyers

In town we had seen signs for "Mangrove Tours" so we figured there was something to see in the mangroves. Not wanting to spend money on a tour and being a pretty resourceful bunch, we decided to venture out ourselves. Scott took a look at the charts and noted a sort of river carved through the mangroves about two miles from where our boats lay peacefully at anchor off Les Trois Ilets in Martinique. He plotted the course and respective waypoints into our handheld GPS (which is loaded with all the charts of the Caribbean) and we were off. What followed was a perfectly beautiful afternoon navigating our dinghies through the narrow, marshy waterway that meandered through the spongey, vine-y forest of roots. We saw birds, crabs (Isla's favorite), fish and all sorts of interesting plants and flowers. The kids were happy, the adults were happy and it was a few hours well spent.