Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kourou French Guiana

We were anchored in the mud of the river, but kept a close eye on the anchor.  We were about 8 yachts on anchor and a couple on the pontoons,   laying in the mud at low tide.  The Chinese shops were colorful and full of stuff,   (made in China) and it was fun snooping around the shelves.   It felt a bit like China Town!  I found a scale in there and with a Donald Duck winking at me, I stepped on it and called out to Johan.  Great,   we are still in the green,   and we treated ourselves with a big packet of Chips for R25.  We found well stocked supermarkets and we could fill up.  Fresh fruit and veggies were expensive and not really the best of quality.  Brown spotty potatoes:  R45 per kilo,   tomatoes:  R60 per kilo, eggs R70 for two dozen, and a loaf of white bread R35!  For some reason the baguettes were R10 and delicious.

We were still looking for a taxi to take us to the Ariane Space Centre tomorrow.  We phoned and asked around but with no success.  Michelle (French) phoned and we got a rental car from Budget for R420 per day. (R300+R120 insurance).  At least we had wheels!

We are busy filling up our water tanks with the municipal water, suitable for drinking from the jetty at Kourou (for free).

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