- - We just left Anse Mitan yesterday and are now in the Isle des Saintes. In Anse Mitan the restaurants in the Marina complex and resort hotels are open and serving a very limited menu mostly around chicken and fish. 8'ahuit - the grocery store opened for a couple of hours but all the shelves were bare of any canned or jars or boxes of food. Only Bananas, beer
and bagguettes were available. ** That's a man's 3 basic food groups, anyway, so what else could you want?** No meats of any type. In the local farmer's markets it is also fruit and vegetables that have been grown on the island. I do not know where the restaurants are getting their chicken and meats but the more expensive restaurants seem to have more available.
- - Leaving Anse Mitan and F-d-F yesterday we saw some freighters inbound but they were not large ones so maybe some more foods will be available in a few weeks.
- - Interestingly, we saw hundreds if not thousands of acres of fields and arable land that was unused for farming or even animals
- - it seems to be true that almost all of the Caribbean
Islands exist on imported foods and all the farming have been abandoned. Working in the tourist industry is much less strenuous and probably more lucrative. Only what do they do when the tourists stop coming? Or, they scare them away?