We’ve arrived in St. Vincent & The Grenadines (SVG for short)! You may be wondering why this post is titled “It’s A Pirates Life For Me”, well our first stop, although un planned, was in Wallilibou Bay. Why is Wallilibou Bay linked with Pirates you may ask? Well it is the main filming location for the Pirates Of the Caribbean movies!
We arrived mid morning to the bay and after getting ourselves moored up and settled we went for a nosey round. There are quite a lot of props and sets left behind from the movies, things like the coffins from the second movie (above), the hangman’s noose from the first, all the building fronts from the very beginning of the first movie, and many more things.
Even though this is an old movie set, the locals don't seemed bothered and just go about their usual business as if nothing had ever happened there. The water front doesn’t have much really going for it other than the props left behind, a bar and a customs office.
Everywhere we go to I try to take pictures of the boat, Ripples II, to serve as a reminder of where the boat has taken us, and incase my dad wants to update his website/blog with what we’ve been doing and where we’ve been.
The bay is only very small with nothing really on the shore, like I mentioned before, but we were out most of the afternoon, and as we were heading back to the boat the sun was setting so, as you do, I took a quick picture of the clouds. The sun was behind the headland you see in the picture so was very much out of view, but I think even if it was in view it would have been covered by the clouds anyway. I just love how dramatic the clouds look in the picture, don't you?
The next morning myself, mum, Ann and Friso went to find the Wallilabou Garden and Falls. Our expectation were set high due to the guide book we have onboard, but when we arrived we were slightly disappointed. The place was still worth the visit though if you are in the area. The falls were flowing and made for some great long exposure pictures, hand held I must add.
The old fig tree was another thing mentioned in the guide book and that did live up to our expectations. The tree was huge and had grown along the top of a wall. I managed to find a rock I could perch on in the middle of the stream, it gave me the perfect vantage point of the tree and made it look like it had grown in the middle of an abandoned village.
There wasn't much else in the area to explore so that concludes this post, if you would like to see more photos related to this post check out the Gallery below.
Which Pirates Of The Caribbean film is your favourite?
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