7. Relaxing on the Beach at Sainte-Anne – Our Journey Home

Visit to Sainte-Anne Beach – Day 7 – Relaxing afternoon

A fitting and unexpected send-off and parting thank you gift was provided for us by the Mayor of Sainte-Anne on our last day in Martinique. He had arranged for us to spend some quality time on the white sandy beach and calm Caribbean Sea at Sainte-Anne. We excitedly packed our beach wear and picnic lunches and in the early afternoon, set off on an enchanting scenic route to the sea side resort of Sainte-Anne.

We spent some quality time on the warm sandy beach, swimming, laughing and taking photographs. We had the wide expanse of beach and sea almost to ourselves. We ate our lunch, chatted and relaxed in the well-equipped beach houses made available to us.

Later we walked into the small pretty town where we had danced on the 4th Day of the festival, to visit the shops and purchase souvenirs.

We had fun pinpointing and naming the many varied fruit trees and flowers as we walked in the warm sunshine.

  • St Anne - On the beach

Our journey back to London – Day 7 – Fond Farewell

In the late evening, we said goodbye to members of other dance groups at the Bungalows, and set off to the airport for the night flight to Orly in France.

At the airport we bid fond farewell to our charming hosts Fred and Sabrina and departed with the hope that we might see them again.

Our journey home was just as eventful as our outward journey to Martinique. Our flight to Orly Airport was delayed, which meant that we missed the connecting flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport to London. We were rescheduled on 2 different flights into Heathrow.

We arrived home tired, exhausted and glad to be home safely. Some of us had to go to work the next day whilst others spent the next few days in recovery mode, with smiles on our faces and that rustic mesmerising Haute – Taille quadrille music, with the Caller, resounding in our heads.

  • JANUKA member and one of our hosts - Goodbye!
    JANUKA member and one of our hosts - Goodbye!
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