Castries, St. LuciaApril 26, 2015 in Saint Lucia
Today was the final special tour we will take as world cruisers with Silversea. They arranged a nice tour of the island in small 12 person buses called “coasters”. We drove through the bustling capital city, saw magnificent, green mountains, acres of banana plantations and very dense rain forests. We were also treated to a fabulous view of the iconic symbol of St. Lucia, the Pitons which are twin peaks that rise nearly 1/2 mile from the ocean floor.
We paid a visit to a volcano crater that has many large pools of bubbling water with lots of steam and sulphur-scented vapors rising from them. A botanical garden was a special treat since our guide seemed to have a particular interest in plants and was a wealth of information as she guided us through the lush vegetation.
We also had a lunch that featured many local specialties. It was a quick and exciting taste of this lovely Caribbean island.
The first photo is a bay in St. Lucia.
The second photo is the iconic Pitons.
The third photo is a tile representation of a flying fish - we have seen hundreds at sea on this trip!Read more