Published: November 2nd 2011November 1st 2011
Nov 1, 2011
30 C and humid (africa hot) with rain bursts every few hours
to make it bearable.
For the size of this dinghy it is amazing at how smoothly they
can bring it into port.
After docking we met the tour bus (aka mountain excursion vehicle)
and began a trek into the interior of this volcanic island.
We stopped for some pictures on the way to the "volcano" which included Marigot Bay.
Accosted at every stop by jewellery salesmen we still made it thru
to get some decent pictures.
The driver "Hillary" put this vehicle in places that amazed even me.
We spent about 1/2 of the drive (5 hours) in first gear weaving around
potholes, damaged roads (from former hurricanes and landslides), parked cars
Finally making it to the "volcano". ahem.....
More aptly called a sulphur hot springs it is the former
crater of a volcano. The 2 mountains the Pitons (Gros & Petite) are the caps
from the last eruption. Slightly disappointing (and really smelly).
On the journey back down the mountain we stopped for a light lunch and then into a
All kidding aside St. Lucia is beautiful and we
would come back here in a second.
Tomorrow Antigua and some snorkelling (yay!!!!)
There are more photos below