April 30, 2009
MOODY BLUES left Rodney Bay in the northwest corner of St. Lucia and headed for Vieux Fort Bay, which is in the southwest corner of the island.
We passed Port Castries.
We approached and passed refinery of sorts.
A fisherman caught my eye just outside of Marigot Bay.
We detoured into Marigot Bay, the most visited anchorage on St. Lucia.
It was beautiful but too crowded.
It was a tight turn around. Luckily no ferry. This mon motored up offering us a buoy for the night.
We declined the buoy and kept going south past the famous Deux Pitons.
The Deux Pitons are the second most famous anchorage on St. Lucia.
Vieux Fort Bay is the banana export outlet. It is close to Hewanorra Airport with international flights.
As we came into anchor under Mathurin Point the kids were having a hey-day on the beach.
A spare parts house.
Could it be this man’s house?
He rowed like a young man.
We walked slowly. It is his house.
The kids were heading home.
The tide is obviously an issue. But they know how to negotiate the wall.
Careful as you go.
No reef walkers.
Waiting for his pals.
The old man had gone inside his house.
Magical sunset with one of the Pitons. (Piton is a beer here too.)
(This post is dedicated to our great godsons Noah and Dylan Escobedo who’d love to play with those kids.)