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When I was planning out trip to St. Lucia, I figured that it didn't matter where we stayed - all the distances seemed so short. The island is only 24 miles long and 14 miles wide. However, because the roads are narrow, steep (one hairpin curve after another) and often in poor condition, it can actually take a long time to navigate what looks a very short distance on the map. Anyway, today we decided to drive to Pigeon Island National Park, just north of the town ...
... met a lot of young Americans making the trek to the top with uniformed guides. This only confirmed our suspicion that we had happily got the cheapest option available. the walk up was definitely worth it and a lot of fun. To launch the dingy we had to paddle to clear a gently surf while eating coconut that our guides had given us.
A great morning was followed by an unusual evening, after managing to avoid boat boy help to top up our ...
... exploring the island, visiting the beautiful Marigot bay, and a little waterfall.
We also head for another Friday night jump-up, which is an upbeat carribean street party, full of BBQ food stalls and a huge patched together sound system pumping out some crazy reggae mixed in with old school chart tunes, the street is packed with people dancing ...
... start line together. Incredible sight!
The rest of the day we are racing with the rest of our fleet, but as the day goes on gradually boats start to disappear and we are soon all alone on the ocean with no land in sight.
We are straight into watches, with me doing the 2-5am shift, and the 2-5 pm shift, with Mladen and Boris doing 4 hours on and 4 hours off, so its a real treat to have a whole 9 hours between shifts. The seas are pretty big in the 1st 5 days ...
... the weather wasn’t great that day it wasn’t too much of a problem. It was worth seeing the guy’s face though when I told him we were skint backpackers, obviously after we’d eaten the free lunch!!
One day we decided to venture out the other way and went to Rodney Bay marina and Gros Islet. There wasn’t much going on in Gros Islet as it’s just a really small local town but the marina was nice with little bars ...