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.
The Pitons are majestic from the water.
Soufriere is nearby and not nearly as majestic.
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.
This same day of touring included a hike into the local volcano.
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.
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.
They use the ship for tours now. You might recognize this cove from the movie also?
It was very pretty!
We sailed on and visited Marigot Bay which is beautiful.
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.
This next photo was taken on a different day from the Carribean side of our resort.
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.
Beautiful, don't you think?!
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