The first week and a half we spent in St. Lucia was focused on boat work, particularly the haul out. Fortunately, we stayed in St. Lucia for nearly two weeks after the haul-out, enjoying Rodney Bay, a bus-ride to the market in Castries, and four days in the small harbor at Marigot Bay. Here is a photo essay (with pithy captions) of our visit in St. Lucia.
We ate (drank) at the restaurant on Pigeon Island a number of times during our stay, beginning the first night we checked in. This is a mango/rum drink and that is La Luna in the background. Lovely spot, good food, good prices and great jazz on Sunday nights.
To the right is La Luna from a better vantage point. We love this boat.
Here’s a shot of Pigeon Island from La Luna. If you look closely you can see the red Flamboyant blossoms. The season just started when we arrived mid-June.
After we went back in the water, we scheduled a day to hike the two pitons at Pigeon Point. The one pictured at left is the taller of the two. Vicky and Bob from S/V FoxSea are always interested in/arranging fun excursions and we enjoy spending time with them, so we picked a slightly cloudy (cooler) day for the hike. By this time, the flamboyant trees were – well – flamboyant.
I just love this path – the walk up the larger hill was not like this, but it wasn’t horrible, either.
At right, are Bob, Vicky, me and EW on the top of Pigeon Island’s highest peak. Our boats are somewhere behind us.
Since we had conquered the highest peak, we certainly had to climb the short one with the fort.
Remember the flamboyant trees? Here’s a reminder:
And here it is …
We all wore swim suits because the day included a swim and snorkel after the hike. EW chose trunks to match the environment. Well played, EW.
Be careful of the hot sauce, though. It comes out fast and it’s really, really hot.
John and Dora finally caught up with us in Rodney Bay and we enjoyed showing them around. All of us were tickled by this sign - - which means exactly what it says. You don’t see that in Maine.
Here are fishing boats on shore in Rodney Bay.
Dora and I walked (nearly straight up) one hot day. Here’s the view of Marigot Bay and our boats.
And finally, this is simply a crack in the road. Fitting as I took this the day after our 26th wedding anniversary. The Harts thank you St. Lucia. We’ll be back!