Hello again! I’m sorry these posts have had a pause for a while but there are a couple of reasons for that. The first being we have been busy exploring and enjoying ourselves and I haven’t had time to write a lot. The second being, when I have had time I have been catching up but haven’t had a solid internet connection to upload the pictures to accompany the writing.
Now that that’s out the way I’d like to share with you some pictures from when we stayed in the bay under the Pitons in St. Lucia. We stayed a couple of nights in the beautiful Pitons Bay, where the Sugar Beach Resort is located, and obviously explored the area. Our main exploration was up the road that lead from the resort up towards the Gross Piton (Large Piton). The road was extremely steep and is possibly the steepest road on the island.
All the way up the views out to sea and of the Pitons were amazing, but there are only so many pictures of the sea and of mountains you can take. At certain points you could see into the bay, either through the trees or over them. The gaps in the trees created beautiful frames to take pictures of Ripples II through (like the one above), so I made the most of the opportunity and snapped a couple.
Like I mentioned before, the views looking up to the mountains were excellent too so I grabbed my fair share of them.
When we finally neared the top of the road we heard some scuffling in the bushes that lined the road and saw two goats hiding amongst the shrubbery. They really didn’t mind having their pictures taken but I didn’t want to get too close and risk scaring them.
At the top of the road was a couple of really nice houses, and outside one of them was a gentleman paining a sign that read “Maison Des Eoiles “The House Of The Stars”. I quickly snapped a couple of pictures of him but he must have heard us talking, turned around and didn’t look too happy at my camera pointing his way, so I respectfully put it away.
That afternoon, following our morning hike, Mum, Ann and Friso went snorkelling across the bay. I took them in the dinghy, hung around and took some pictures of the bay from a different viewpoint. My aim was to get some pictures of Ripples II but because of the way the wind was blowing I could only get pictures from the front and not the sides liked I had hoped. Instead I just took pictures of what was going on around me.
That evening a tall cruise ship anchored at the edge of the bay, sails still up, so I seized the opportunity and took as many pictures as I could before the sun set. It’s not often you get to see a ship like that with their sails up at anchor so it really was a rare occasion.