Since leaving Dominica we spent some time in Martinique and especially loved St. Anne. Reid & Kathy arrived March 22 in St. Lucia for a much needed escape from the wintry conditions still at home. (Almost didn’t make it due to a wicked snowstorm, closed highways etc the afternoon of their departure.) We had a grand time, as always, with them and did lots of island exploring with stops in Rodney Bay, Marigot and Soufriere. Sourfriere continued to get ‘rollier and rollier’ but we managed to make it three nights. This allowed us time to explore several of the local hot springs, mud baths and hiking trails. Kath and I made it to the top of Gros Piton (about 2300’) after a very hot climb.
With the winds, waves and swell we decided to head back to the relatively sheltered Rodney Bay for some beach time (oh, and of course, a hike to the Atlantic side). On their last morning we even snuck in Pigeon Island before heading to the airport.
Another great time with lots of laughter, rum, sea and sand…. (the afternoon sampling at the Distillery in Marigot is best left undescribed!)