St. Lucia the Finale

Stop yawning!  I think promise this will be the last St. Lucia post!

It took tremendous effort to get my ass off the beach, but I did it more than once when we were in St. Lucia.  Honestly, if it wasn't for my bitching encouragement, I don't think Briefcase would have ever moved from his lounge chair.  

We had two big adventure days.  On the first, we took an all day catamaran trip down the west side of the island.  It was a beautiful day for sailing.  As I've previously mentioned, we stopped to see the Pitons (pronounced pee-tawns) and the nearby town of Soufriere.

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The Pitons are majestic from the water.  

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Soufriere is nearby and not nearly as majestic.

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In Soufriere they were having their biggest market day of the week.  We drove past roadside stands where islanders sold coconuts, bananas, mangoes, and fish.  The fish were displayed in a wheelbarrow on the side of the road with no ice or refrigeration in sight.

Yummy, much?

This same day of touring included a hike into the local volcano.

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I nearly hurled from the pungent and overwhelming smell of ass gas.  Also?  Hiking in humidity is not a lot of fun.  The humidity would not be a big deal for most of you.  Briefcase grew up on the east coast and it didn't even faze him.  Humidity, however, kicks my ass.  

After the volcano we returned for an afternoon of more sailing and snorkeling.  When we boarded the catamaran we discovered we had picked up a stowaway.  He was adorable.  

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Unfortunately, the owner of the boat did not agree with me and he yelled at the boy.  Sadly, I didn't get the opportunity to bring him back to Orange County with me.  He was too cute for words.  Look at that smile!

Once we began sailing we came across the ship used for the Pirates of the Carribean movie which was filmed, in part, in St. Lucia.

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They use the ship for tours now.  You might recognize this cove from the movie also?

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It was very pretty!  

We sailed on and visited Marigot Bay which is beautiful.  

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We also did some snorkeling before returning back to our resort around 5 p.m.  In hindsight, I can't believe we drank so much rum punch before jumping in the water with masks on to chase after fish.  It's a wonder no one drowned.  Nonetheless, it was a fantastic day.  

In closing, I'm going to share with you a few photos of some of the sunsets we saw during our week in St. Lucia.

This first sunset photo was taken on the Atlantic side of the peninsula we stayed on.

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This next photo was taken on a different day from the Carribean side of our resort.

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These last two shots were taken on the Carribean side of the island, but not from our resort.  We had dinner one night at the restaurant you see hanging over the water.

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Beautiful, don't you think?!

© Twenty Four At Heart

45 Responses to “St. Lucia the Finale”

  1. Alan

    Greatest week of my life on that island. Its is one of the great spots for a honeymoon! Breathtaking sunsets, amazing beaches and lots of great drinks all over the place! And our resort had an amazing all-you-can-eat restaurant.
    *sigh*
    I miss St. Lucia…
    Great pics 24! Thanks for the memories!

  2. Alan

    Greatest week of my life on that island. Its is one of the great spots for a honeymoon! Breathtaking sunsets, amazing beaches and lots of great drinks all over the place! And our resort had an amazing all-you-can-eat restaurant.
    *sigh*
    I miss St. Lucia…
    Great pics 24! Thanks for the memories!

  3. Alan

    Greatest week of my life on that island. Its is one of the great spots for a honeymoon! Breathtaking sunsets, amazing beaches and lots of great drinks all over the place! And our resort had an amazing all-you-can-eat restaurant.
    *sigh*
    I miss St. Lucia…
    Great pics 24! Thanks for the memories!

  4. Jan

    Absolutely gorgeous.
    Don’t mind me – I’m always this shade of green when consumed with envy.

  5. Jan

    Absolutely gorgeous.
    Don’t mind me – I’m always this shade of green when consumed with envy.

  6. Jan

    Absolutely gorgeous.
    Don’t mind me – I’m always this shade of green when consumed with envy.

  7. Hallie

    Pics are awesome. I would kill to be there instead of here dealing with Johns latest debacle.
    Hallie

  8. Hallie

    Pics are awesome. I would kill to be there instead of here dealing with Johns latest debacle.
    Hallie

  9. Hallie

    Pics are awesome. I would kill to be there instead of here dealing with Johns latest debacle.
    Hallie

  10. Linda

    One thing you have not mentioned is sunburn/tan. Those booze cruises are famous for serious skin sizzling. I’m assuming (because you didn’t mention it) that you managed an entire week in Paradise without scorching yourself. Because you always tell us how you manage to humiliate/expose yourself:) Must be a record!

  11. Linda

    One thing you have not mentioned is sunburn/tan. Those booze cruises are famous for serious skin sizzling. I’m assuming (because you didn’t mention it) that you managed an entire week in Paradise without scorching yourself. Because you always tell us how you manage to humiliate/expose yourself:) Must be a record!

  12. Linda

    One thing you have not mentioned is sunburn/tan. Those booze cruises are famous for serious skin sizzling. I’m assuming (because you didn’t mention it) that you managed an entire week in Paradise without scorching yourself. Because you always tell us how you manage to humiliate/expose yourself:) Must be a record!

  13. Twenty Four At Heart

    I only got a little burnt my first day there – around the edges of my breasts when my bathing suit shifted. Other than that, a ton of sunscreen repeatedly and I didn’t burn. I think I’m (still) the tannest I’ve ever been right now although it will fade SOON I’m sure!

  14. Twenty Four At Heart

    I only got a little burnt my first day there – around the edges of my breasts when my bathing suit shifted. Other than that, a ton of sunscreen repeatedly and I didn’t burn. I think I’m (still) the tannest I’ve ever been right now although it will fade SOON I’m sure!

  15. Twenty Four At Heart

    I only got a little burnt my first day there – around the edges of my breasts when my bathing suit shifted. Other than that, a ton of sunscreen repeatedly and I didn’t burn. I think I’m (still) the tannest I’ve ever been right now although it will fade SOON I’m sure!

  16. Kelly

    So b eautiful! I need a vacation. No, I REALLY need a vacation!

  17. Kelly

    So b eautiful! I need a vacation. No, I REALLY need a vacation!

  18. Kelly

    So b eautiful! I need a vacation. No, I REALLY need a vacation!

  19. Jason

    Okay, okay. We get it. You had a good time and it was beyond amazing. Sheesh.
    Just kidding. I’m just jealous that you two decided not to take me along.

  20. Jason

    Okay, okay. We get it. You had a good time and it was beyond amazing. Sheesh.
    Just kidding. I’m just jealous that you two decided not to take me along.

  21. Jason

    Okay, okay. We get it. You had a good time and it was beyond amazing. Sheesh.
    Just kidding. I’m just jealous that you two decided not to take me along.

  22. Lori

    Beautiful! I am playing catch up here in the blog world and just had a chance to read your post about your trip…sounds wonderful! I am so proud of you for taking a risk and doing something you have always wanted to do. It looks and sounds like so much fun. Glad you had a most wonderful trip!

  23. Lori

    Beautiful! I am playing catch up here in the blog world and just had a chance to read your post about your trip…sounds wonderful! I am so proud of you for taking a risk and doing something you have always wanted to do. It looks and sounds like so much fun. Glad you had a most wonderful trip!

  24. Lori

    Beautiful! I am playing catch up here in the blog world and just had a chance to read your post about your trip…sounds wonderful! I am so proud of you for taking a risk and doing something you have always wanted to do. It looks and sounds like so much fun. Glad you had a most wonderful trip!

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