Waking up in St. Lucia, we discovered Marigot Bay. The night before we arrived from our inland exploration after dark, so we couldn’t really appreciate how lovely & calm the bay was.
We admired local artisans at work & couldn’t help but buy one of these leaves baskets to bring back home.
We discovered the program of the day while having breakfast,
& off we sailed to Castries market.
Castries is a city in St. Lucia mainly known because of its duty free shops. Huge cruise ships stop there and thousand of tourists get off on the island for shopping.
Kind of a useless stop, if you ask me.
Anyway, there we were, so we jumped out the boat,
wandered the little streets,
stopped in a colorful church,
& arrived to the central market.
I love markets so it was nice to wander around, even though it was very touristic.
What was interesting, was to wander the streets outside the central market. I felt like I was back in an old century…
Back on board, we sailed back to Martinique. We arrived in St. Anne in the middle of the afternoon & happily enjoyed the long sandy beach.
Swimming, playing beach volley,
& enjoying a drink in front of the most glorious sunset!
Unfortunately as the sun went down, mosquitos went out, starting to savagely bite us, so we sadly had to leave.
Although a couple of cute bikini & beach-dresses shops cheered us up along the way back to our catamaran.
On the boat our captain, passionate about stars, showed us some constellations & an amazing thing I didn’t know : he showed us the Orion’s belt & the Pleiades. And with good lens you can see thousands of stars among the ones you can see by your bare eyes. Like we think the Orion belts is 3 stars constellation, but they’re actually countless!
I found it wonderful to see it.
For our last night in the Grenadines, we decided to go out.
We walked along the beach, peering at the different restaurants, picked a table on the sand & enjoyed some lobsters, while listening to the sound of waves.
The next morning we woke up kind of sad as we knew our sailing adventure was over.
But still ready to enjoy our last day on the beach at Le Marin.
Keen to make the most of our last day, we soaked all the sun we could, while droning around (the police arrived in about 5 minutes to make us stop!),
enjoying the ocean,
& refining our circus numbers…
We soon noticed we weren’t the only ones keen to enjoy the beach & the ocean…
At the end of the afternoon, we reluctantly got out of the water as it was time to go to the airport…
A sudden & providential tropical storm helped us to leave the beach…
…& a beautiful rainbow on our way to the airport reminded us how beautiful this world is 🙂
Drone pictures as well as iguana close-ups ;) courtesy of photographer Gregory Prouvost.