-E.B. White

Friday, January 26, 2007

It is a shame we could not visit St. Vincent, but until "issues" with crime and security are resolved it has been labeled "an unsafe island for yachters". It is an island of towering mountains, craggy peaks and dramatic precipices. Everything is dressed in a tangle of dense green forest. The northern end of the island is dominated by Soufriere, a 3000 foot volcano. It last erupted on Friday the 13th (which was also Good Friday) 1979. The tallest mountain is 3800 feet.

Our first glimpse of St. Lucia was of the towering twin Pitons, they are a sight to be seen. We anchored in between the two last year on our way south. The anchorage is a bit rolly so we have decided to motor a little further north to Marigot Bay which we have not been to before. More pics later from our St. Lucia island tour.

Marigot Bay is another of the Caribbean's spectacularly beautiful anchorages, completely sheltered and a perfect backdrop for those sunset pictures we all like to take. Novelist James Michener described it as"the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean". We cleared in to St. Lucia and I might add, with the friendliest customs people we have encountered this trip. The original Dr. Doolittle, 1967, was filmed here and there is a restaurant "Doolittles" on the site. A brand new resort, Discovery at Marigot Bay is nearly complete with a Marina, the Marina Village (shops, bakery & marine services) and a hotel. There are also villas and apartments for sale and rent. We decided to pick up a mooring ball thru the marina, included in the fee was use of the hotel swimming pool. OOH LA LA!

One of the many restaurants at Discovery Marigot Bay, the pool, the reception area and the villas. Lovely!

This is the main pool, but each villa has there own small private pool.

The gardens around the resort were spectacular
Doolittles Restaurant and the Marigot Beach Resort

Doolittles Restaurant

Broulee moored in Marigot Bay

Boats this size (160ft) are everywhere - how do you get that kind of money? It had a crew of 6-8 people on board - incredible.

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