Dingied the Inmans to their taxi this morning and waved them off on their trip to the airport. We hope the taxi driver is a better driver than Glen because we got hopelessly lost with Glen navigating the mountain roads of Saint Lucia.
Getting ahead of ourselves...
After our short sail up from Marigot Bay on Wednesday we found a great place to anchor with good internet and an attractive naked couple next door. It is really rude of them to prance around in their altogether. The binoculars can start to hurt your eyes after an hour or two.
|Clearing in to St. Lucia at Marigot Bay|
The next morning we headed out with our brand new, first customers, cool little Daihatsu jeep and roared off, through Castries and straight into the unknown. The rental agency was out of maps so we had no idea where we were. Pam got out her Navionics marine charting program which showed us to be miles from where we thought we were going... but our boat speed was fantastic! The folks we stopped to chat with along the way were very helpful and soon we were on our way south. Our ultimate destination was to be Soufriere with the Pitons, the volcano and a resort restaurant reported to be fabulous by Morpheus.
|Interesting house somewhere in the middle of St. Lucia|
|Seen better days|
|Pitons to wash down the fish bones|
|Can I have that deep fried?|
|Looking back at Anse la Raye|
|First glimpse of the Pitons from the road|
|Can't get back far enough to capture the whole thing|
|100 degrees C!|
Wishing that we had returned to Anse de la Raye for more grease we made our way out of Soufriere and back towards home (boat.) The roads are amazing with 15 degree slopes and hairpin turns around crazy cliffs. Crazy!
|Banana plantation near Marigot|
Hit Castries at rush hour so the 2 kilometers took 45 minutes but we had lots to talk about from our adventures of the day.
Back at the marina the Inmans insisted on treating us to dinner. Too early for dinner and didn't want to come back in later so we ordered up some sushi and headed out to the Blue Pearl. The sushi was spectacular... we will make sure to return to that restaurant. Why didn't we take a photograah? It was beautiful! After a furious and exciting crib tournament we had our nightcaps and headed to bed for our last night together on the boat.
Jonah spirited Mike and Charlotte away at 9 AM and after a few errands ashore we headed back out to the Blue Pearl for some quiet time and boat chores.
We are so pleased that all of our guests this year have seen a significant part of the Grenadines.
Son, Brad is going to be here in a couple of days. Looking forward to showing him around Saint Lucia and Martinique!