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... Parrot - and we would have remembered our binoculars - but it was a rewarding hike nonetheless.
Bird species that we did see included a moisson (a soft brown pigeon sized bird) and the Antillean crested hummingbird, and a few others that we didn't see well enough to identify. Our only mammalian find was an agouti. (if you've never seen one, they're like a guinea pig but the size of ...
... island. Former Africans, English, Scots, Irish & Dutch mingle and inter-marry to a much greater degree than found in other islands. They seem to be more prosperous than many of the other windward islands. Other islands have their pockets of wealth, but they seem to be segregated to a greater degree. In Bequia it's commingled. They also craft many absolutely beautiful boats, even exporting them to other islands. Unfortunately in our ...
... up with this hectic social life). After dinner we didn’t go to the show ( an instrumentalist ), we ended-up in Jammers nightclub (again) for a few drinks and a laugh at JoJos’ dancing before an early night.
Tomorrow is a sea day, which we are both looking forward to.
Wednesday we are in Bonaire, . Wonder if the vendors will be selling cheap ...
... and when the island was discovered by Europeans – some believe it was Columbus in 1502, some believe it was his navigator (Juan de la Cosa) in 1499.
The first European to establish a settlement was a notorious buccaneer, Francois le Clerc in the 1550s. He used St. Lucia as the base for his attacks on Spanish galleons sailing through the Caribbean. St. Lucia became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth in 1979.
The island boasts many ...
St. Lucia is known for its Twin Pitons which are mountain peaks that seem to emerge from the sea. The Arawak Indians settled here in 400 BC. Then came the Caribs who took control from 800 to 1000 AD until the Europeans Discoverers made claim to the island. Their history has several versions, but they gained their independence from the British Commonweath ...