The fourth day of our cruise brought us to St. Lucia. The day started off with some personal excitement for me. As the ship was slowly sailing into the port it was kicking up a lot of sediment. Much to my surprise a fever of Stingrays swam up and began feeding. I personally love Rays of all sorts and reveled in the joy of seeing them in the ocean.
Our original excursion was canceled so we went to plan B. Plan B was the Best Views of St. Lucia. Similar to the Flavors of Barbados tour we travelled all over the island taking pictures and visiting key sites. It was overcast and rained on and off throughout the day. I found myself thankful that the original excursion had been canceled because it would not have been a fun day out on the ocean.
We began by visiting the Sir Arthur Lewis Community college and were able to see some of the surrounding islands. We then travelled to the Caribelle Batik saw a demonstration of how Batik fabric was created. From there we traveled all over the island just enjoying the beauty of the banana plantations, occasionally stopping at good spots to take pictures. We ended our island tour at Stony Hill a private home with lovely grounds.
St. Lucia was the first island on the trip where I was satisfied with what I saw on the land. I found the people pleasant and the island beautiful. Due to the nature of the excursion I found myself feeling like a tourist taking pictures of what they wanted me to see. I purposely began taking pictures the opposite of where everyone else was pointing the cameras. In all truth I thought some of those pictures were some of my best. When we return I am interested in returning to St. Lucia to explore the water around the island sailing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. I am curious to see what the secrets the ocean has to share with us.