The sun will be setting behind us as the Carnival Victory sails northwest toward St. Lucia, one of the Windward Islands. I believe our stateroom will be facing east during this portion of our trip – providing my husband and I a beautiful view of the majestic slip of the sun below the horizon as we change for dinner and other on-board activities.
In the morning, we will awaken to the Pitons standing sentinel over the aqua waters of “the Helen of the Caribbean”.
Known as a romantic vacation spot, St. Lucia’s history is not as colorful as the pirated past of St. Thomas. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the island flip-flopped between French and British rule until finally being ceded to Britain in 1814. In 1979, St. Thomas secured its independence. However, French customs are still noticeable throughout the island.
We have booked an all day tour with Cosol Tours – a highly rated tour agency. I cannot wait to check out Marigot Bay, the lagoon where Dr. Doolittle was filmed. I cannot talk to the animals, I’m afraid, but I will certainly be taking a lot of pictures. Also on our agenda is a swim in the pool below the Toraille waterfall and a stop at the sulphur springs to see the “belching” pools of muddy water (I’m sure that is going to smell real nice).
After all this activity packed into one short day, we will be ready to board the boat, rest and refresh before setting sail to our next magical destination, St. Kitts!
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