Travel Blogs from Gros Islet
... 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. ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Stephanie's Hotel Gros Islet
Other places to stay in Gros Islet
Rodney Bay Village, Gros Islet | 3 star hotelfrom $100
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PO Box 1544 , Gros Islet | 3 star hotelfrom $101
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Cap Estate, Gros Islet | Hotelfrom $223
Rodney Heights, Gros Islet | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Rodney Bay, Gros Islet | Hotelfrom $70