Some of the buildings near the marina are painted in pastels (for the benefit of tourists, probably).
And pretty soon, we were ready to cast off! And away to sea.
We didn't get far the first day--to an anchorage just around the corner, three miles away, until 1) the weather clears, 2) we get used to the boat, and 3) Greg recovers from his temporary respiratory troubles. We explored the little island offshore the town of Le Gosier with our dinghy: picnic tables, tiki bar, and ruins of a lighthouse.