Just about every island makes their own rum - we decided to tour the Rum Distillery Depaz. We hired a driver, Michael (pronounced Michelle) and started off for an adventurous day of sightseeing St. Pierre, Martinique. Depaz Distillery was closed for renovation, but, you could tour the grounds, museum and, of course, sample rum in the gift shop. Castle Depaz was gorgeous with it's awesome view of Mt. Pelee and the grounds surrounding the Castle and Distillery were beautiful.
Mt. Pelee & Castle Depaz
Next it was on to Mt. Pelee and if the weather is clear, the energetic can hike up to the top. A road takes you up to within a mile and a half of the summit. Needless to say,it did not clear - no hiking for us - and boy was it cold up here.
Starting to clear, maybe, maybe. . . .
From Mt. Pelee we zigged and zagged and no matter which road we took - everything was clean and flowers and shrubs lined the streets. This is Michael - he cut a flower for us.
Beautiful flower and shrub/tree lined streets.
We stopped at a banana plantation and a pineapple plantation - whew that's alot of work for one day - back to Broulee for some R & R.
The bananas are wrapped in plastic bags to keep bugs away.
The pineapple plantation.
Ready for picking!
Of, course at the end of the day Mt. Pelee cleared - too late to hike.
Sunset & rum - AHHHHHHHH!
Leaving St. Pierre the next morning - we got to see a double rainbow.