Blogs from Anse la Raye, Saint Lucia, Central America Caribbean


Having had a fantastic wedding day in somewhat monsoon conditions we were greatly looking forward to our honeymoon in the Caribbean. Indeed we were keen to do some 'proper' travelling again, albeit in somewhat more luxurious style than our last global adventure. We arrived, blinking into the sunshine, off our BA flight to be hit by a wall of heat. It had been a long time since we had felt any kind of sun. We were driven to our hotel along some pretty hairpin roads by a helpful taxi driver, we were to discover all the St Lucians are extremely friendly and helpful people, who acted as a guide pointing out the sights on the way. These included crashing atlantic waves, brightly painted local villages and Sainsburys Fair Trade signs posted outside the banana plantations. Apparently ... read more
Aye, Aye Cap'n
Look for the green flash
Leaving Soufriere

In early May we left St. Martin and sailed to Oranje Baai, St. Eustatius (also called Statia). We stayed there 2 days and one of the highlights of our visit was a hike to the crater rim of the Quill Volcano. Most people have never heard of Statia but in the 1700s it was the trade capitol of the Indies with over 100 ships in the harbor at a time. After Statia we sailed to St. Kitts where we anchored for a couple of days and then to Nevis. St. Kitts and Nevis make up a twin island state that is independent with a British tradition. One day in Nevis we rented mountain bikes to ride around the island. While riding we saw wild greenback monkeys in the trees outside a residence. Having bypassed Iles des ... read more
Iles des Saintes
Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

I went on tour today with my teens. A “Biking and Waterfall Hike” that was far more wonderful that I’d expected or imagined. I’m on port manning this week (due to safety requirements, we have to stay onboard during port times on a rotating basis), so there hasn’t been any travel stories to share. But yesterday and today I switched around IDs (the process to be able to get off the ship). Yesterday I had to return to the doctor in Barbados for more follow-up work. It was a long, tiring and exhausting day. Today, because the teens signed up for the tour, work required me to get off - and I was happy to. We had a half hour ride in an open air safari jeep to the village of Anse La Raye. The drive ... read more
I'm Being Hugged By A Boa Constrictor
Nature's Massage

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