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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Jeff and I have never been to St. Lucia so we decide instead of taking an organized tour we'll strike out on our own and go snorkeling.
We wend our way off the boat through the hordes hawking tours and taxis. We do stop to ask a cabbie how much the fare would be to Anse-La Raye. Our Fodors tells us that there is excellent snorkeling there. "$120. US" is his answer. When we laugh, he drops it to $100. We laugh again ...
... situations with guns and thieves and the like, as well as being one if the most knowledgable people in the hospital. Apparently even the more senior doctors didn't know how to do CPR properly? And she was the primary surgeon in a few different operations? Heavy days... St Lucia really is an island paradise comparatively! We met up with all the others in Gros islet, all 12 of us made quite a crowd. The rest is a bit of a blur of excitement and alcohol but ...
... abandoned the idea of pres and decided to take aus straight to Gros islet. The local buses are more like vans that line up near signs saying where they are headed. You hop on the one with its doors open and wait until it fills up before you head off. Two buses later we found ourselves at the street party which was much like it sounds! A street full of bars and little pop up stands selling alcohol, with others selling local barbecue food. We learned quickly never ...
... on Martinique (which you can see just across the water). Anyway, there is a hill you can climb for a fantastic view. Apparently! Well what did you expect? Its 30 degrees and I'd got Pablo's snorkeling gear.
A few people I know have swum with dolphins. Well I've just swum with cuttlefish! Hundreds of them. It was quite weird really because about half of them were swimming back to front, but I don't know which half!
We had planned to go ...
... we decided to try and wing it in the Discovery Hotel – a £200 a night hotel in Marigot Bay. Sharon asked a manager if we could use their pool. As it's shoulder season he said yes as long as we patronised the bar. Well that’s never been a problem for me so we had a couple of ice cold beers on their sun loungers and lorded it up in the Infinity pool.
They even had the one day cricket on the TV. It was the one ...
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Bois d'Orange Gros Isle , Castries | 2 star hotelfrom $45
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PO Box 296, Castries | Hotelfrom $150
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