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April 7 - ST. LUCIA/CASTRIES, WEST INDIES

sunny 85 °F
View Serenity 8 on Swenigale's travel map.

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Smoothly sailing into the harbor

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So excited! A tour of the island by helicopter!

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Marigot Bay, where movie scenes have been filmed over the years.

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Our pilot was from Austria and gave us excellent commentary as he expertly flew over banana plantations…….

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…rugged mountain rainforests

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…And right up and over the Pitons, St. Lucia’s landmark twin peaks.

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Petit Piton and Gros Piton (a ½ mile high) are volcanic cones. Close by is Mt. Soufriere, St. Lucia’s steaming volcano.

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We flew along the rugged Atlantic coast, where the winds are so strong that nothing has been built there.

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Wow! Almost skimming the water!

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We saw exclusive resorts and fishing villages and just incredible beauty.

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And came back to earth within sight of our beautiful ship.

Posted by Swenigale 12:45 Archived in Saint Lucia

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