Originally Posted by shadow
That brings me to my next question, he was obviously in a crowded anchorage as it only took the one guy to get there within 2 minutes, was Mike targeted?? Meaning, was he doing something noticeable on land that got the thugs attention? Or was it the fact that the thugs swam around and they happen to find the first easy access yacht??
I'd be really curious to find out if it was truly random.. or were they (thugs) watching Mike for sometime?? Your thoughts??
Get well soon Mike!!!!
I wish him a speedy recovery also.
But there needs to be more information as to the location or if he had been ashore where someone noticed that he seemed to have money
I've been to this island twice a year from 2002 to 2009, as a singlehandler. I used six different anchorages
as this was one of my favorate islands. At a guess I'd say that over 2,000 cruising boats are here during the season. Most of the ARC
crowd visits here before returning to Europe
. I've done several travels to the interior
and have never felt unsafe.
There are several large sail charting outfits at Marin and this is a favorate island for the French to retire or visit from France
. There is also a large Club Med close to Marin. Fort of France
has as many as three cruise
ships at the dock
The island is adminastrated by the French Government
. And this attack was the same as a "home invasion" made popular by TV and movie
I'd recomment that we continue to visit this island, just be careful.