Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Available
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... buses for first, the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, originally a military camp, then a sugar plantation, and now a private park and spa with mud baths and sulphur pool. Even the rain, or 'liquid sunshine' as she called it cannot quell the enthusiasm of Patia, our local guide. Again, I see a few new plants, the castor oil tree and others that have, by now become familiar, jade vine, hidden hibiscus and heliconia ...
... fall overboard as the waves lash over us!!! Eventually he comes back down, to report a broken pulley system that ho,ds the reefing lines to the boom, plus a broken tack, which holds the mainsail to the boom....the prognosis is we fix it when the weather and seas calm down but until then we need to stay on 2nd reef!
As we get closer to the carribean, the days get hotter and hotter and we are spending all day in our bikinis and shorts trying to get a suntan ...
... just manage to miss the ferry. We ask how often the ferry runs, and get a very surly non-reply from a black attendant.
It is pretty obvious that the ferries cycle quickly, so we take a punt on the next one, cross to the UNESCO listed town, and do a quick tour. Apart from the facade along the channel, the town is pretty ordinary, nothing like, for example, a mediaeval European town.
After a quick sprint, we manage to catch a ferry just ...
... through all the stages of getting a new one built and their plans to sail on through the Panama may have to wait until next year. We also came across kiwis Sally and Don delivering "Follow Me" to NZ.
On the 16th Jan we said goodbye to everyone and headed down the west coast of St Lucia stopping first at Marigot Bay. A narrow entrance which opens into a lagoon basin and a protected hurricane hole. ...
The taxi fare from GFC to Soufriere was $75US which I thought was a little excessive but as I was already in the cab I haggled with the guy and got $5 off (oops - I just checked the web and $75 seems to be the correct fare – in fact, actually regulated by the government). The journey south from Castries is largely through rainforest covered mountains with views down to the lowlands and the Caribbean Sea. It's very beautiful, and although only ...