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on: May 17, 2011, 03:55:10 AM
I'm sorry to say that when we arrived at Le Carbet, we found that the museum had been closed. Most disappointing. Was unable to find out what happened to all the documents and letters. Would also have been interesting to see the reproductions of his works.  :'(  Ce la vie  :)
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Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 05:56:59 AM
That's really bad luck :(
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Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 12:07:11 PM
 :'( really sad. Did the whole museum close or just the Gauguin display?


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Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 12:27:02 PM
From what I could gather, using my rather pathetic french, the museum was completely closed. Our taxi driver who had volunteered to translate repeated everything in french with the odd english word thrown in. No one seemed to know if they would reopen at a later date or what happened to Gauguin's letters and documents. Very disappointing. All in all it was still a fun trip on a rainy day.
(We did our best to make up for it by visiting one of the rum distilleries)  ::)  :P
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Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 12:41:01 PM
 ;D that would have been just as much fun and just as interesting


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Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 02:28:04 AM
The Depaz distillery has quite a history. Sits at the base of the Mt. Pelee Volcano. http://www.depazrhum.com/
There is a short video which is quite interesting.
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Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 03:03:08 PM
quite a history there. I hope they served you guys some of those delicious cocktails after the tour  :)

I don't wanna even know what a bottle of Depaz costs  ???


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Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 02:47:58 AM
The Depaz folks are very happy to give you a sample or 3  :heeha: The pricing of the rum varies tremendously. Start in the double digit range and go will into the 4 digit range  :eek: all in Euros of course. I shouldn't be surprised if they have some extra special ones tucked away worth even more. We opted for one of the lower double digit rums. I found I rather enjoyed their tiny Ti Punches. They may be tiny but be forwarned they do pack a wallop!  :coffee:
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Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 11:43:58 AM
so you may end up sailing to New Zealand, thinking you are on your way to Granada  ;D


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Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 03:35:48 PM
Actually...that might be a possibility. One of the old time sailors that years ago taught me to sail actually LOST (perhaps misplaced would be a better word)  Bermuda once!  :eek:
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Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 01:31:58 PM
 :o


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Reply #11 on: June 05, 2011, 01:40:32 AM
Happy to say I haven't lost one yet! ;)
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Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011, 01:17:44 PM
what boat are you sailing in?


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Reply #13 on: June 05, 2011, 02:06:39 PM
Slow Boat to China  :'(
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Reply #14 on: June 05, 2011, 05:40:51 PM
 :fight: Actually she's a very comfy catamaran with a good turn of speed....sometimes.  ;D
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