Carib Canoe Trial-Run Triumph
50 intrepid Sea Warriors set out at dawn on Easter Saturday morning in two huge Carib War Canoes, paddling south from Madiana Beach in Martinique. Their faces were set, their resolve firm, their destination, St. Luce, a quiet coastal village some 25 hard nautical miles to the south.
But this was no war party bent on conquering a neighboring tribe. These were modern day Sea Warriors, no weapons in hand, just long Carib paddles and a determination to recreate history, the history of the Kalingo people, Carib Indians who gave their name to the Caribbean when they conquered these islands over one thousand years ago.