Today we set out to hike Chameau (the Camel), at 1044′ the highest peak in the Iles de Saintes. It is a steep but easy walk-up topped with a watch tower from the Napoleonic wars. Early in the hike Megan bowed out with muscle cramps, and Blaire took her back to the boat. Unfortunately, Colin neglected to give her the keys to the dinghy. Combining compassion for her daughter with a sailor’s self-sufficiency, Blaire swam across the harbor to Strider, pumped up an inflatable SUP, and returned for Megan, paddling her back to the boat where she could recover on a diet of Nutella and Harry Potter fan fiction.
Meanwhile, Owen and Colin hiked to the summit for a picnic and some photos: