I plan on staying in Baranoha for a bit unless it is not a good place. Need to do some work on the boat, getting ready to sail to Canada
for the summer. May move to Salinas after a bit...too soon to tell.
Re Ile a Vache: No need to go to mainland or clear in here. The restaurant at the resort is ridiculous expensive, locals tell me $37 for buffet with tip. local is better. Eat at Jean Jean's , lobster or conch $12, beer
is $2 all over. Do make the market at Madame Bernard, hike there, about an hour or 2. If you find too much produce too bring back, take a local boat back, 100 goud, money
can be changed there. Rate is 1USD = 40 goud. Internet
cafe on the beach, $2/hr and cold beer
available. You will be besieged by locals on arrival, usually 1st one to your boat gets to be your guide/worker. I used Mckendy (brother of owner of internet
cafe) and a youngster named Corby, found them to be reliable. Replaced all the bamboo in my rigging
and refueled with there help. Fuel
is $5 gallon, plus delivery
, found it to be clean when I run it through the baja
filter.This is a place like no other in the Caribbean
, more like Africa
. Look me up if you see me, I am sailing for Baranoha tomorrow.