A LESSER ANTILLES WINDWARD ISLAND
01/15/2010 - 01/15/2010
The official discovery of St. Lucia was on “St. Lucy’s Day” Dec. 13, 1502 on Columbus’ 4th voyage.
In the capital city of Castries we congratulated a publicity lady on the grand opening of the new mall – later, our taxi driver told us any construction on St. Lucia is either a hotel or a mall.
We were out of sight of the landmark Piton, the volcanic cones that seem to rise up out of the sea. We spent a few beautiful hours at Rodney Bay.
Blowing on his conch shell to announce his “banana boat” floating market, this guy had a unique style!
Yes, we got too much sun – our pallid New England winter skin set out to cook on some of the most magnificent shoreline in the Caribbean. Tomorrow we go to Barbados, probably not to the beach.