Stephanie's Hotel

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Rodney Bay, St Lucia, Eastern Caribbean

A travel blog entry by munchkins


... crew to help me with the sailing as Orca is not configured for solo sailing, not that I would want to do it alone, as that, would take something that I don't have in me.

The one thing that I have learnt from sailing the Atlantic is that the hardest working part on the boat is the autopilot. From Cape Verde to St Lucia it worked almost nonstop for 15 days. With a following sea most of the way, this made its job even harder. ...

Dead on arrival?

A travel blog entry by bearethere


... d come in from Gatwick and surprisingly their direct flight was 8 hours. If you add up our travel time it worked out to a shorter adventure for them than us!

We would see a lot more of them later in the week as our hotel was quite compact and you'd run into the same familiar faces. This proved to be a huge bonus as aside from these two very nice, fun couples we also met two other couples that we can ...

World Voyage 2013

A travel blog entry by nando64


... Marilyn a Philippine couple to take us on an around the island tour. First he told us a little about the economy which is 70% dependent on the banana, there are 2000 banana farmers on St Lucia, and on market day, the children regularly play hooky, just to help parents carry the crop to the processing plant. He said tourism is slow in starting, but the island is growing in popularity. I noticed a fair number of Rastafarians in town and our driver confirmed ...

Back on land after 16 days

A travel blog entry by hilaryculkin


... a life jacket, the wind has dropped down to between 17 -23 knots, and speed is 7-8 knots, 9-10 at times, we've stopped reefing the sails at night so we can ensure we get to St.Lucia in time for all the parties! The wind is still sitting at around 25 at night, and there have been a couple of big nights with heavy seas, during on of our reefing sessions

Flying fish are a regular feature in our day, in the mornings we throw at least 7-8 into the water, usually found ...

Exploring the Caribbean the easy way -on a cruise

A travel blog entry by diannemurray


... lecture by Dr Jim Rowe on The Colourful Culture of the Caribbean, which was interesting in content, and very entertaining in presentation.

Explore further, find the library, where Murray borrows a large book.

Tonight is one of the three formal nights. We had been expecting some special activities to acknowledge this, like on the Dawn Princess, where there was always some drinks, including a champagne fountain, in the Grand Atrium, ...


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