Southern Caribbean Cruise Antigua and St. Lucia

Day 6 – St. John’s Antigua

February 8, Puerto Rico was the only island we did not take a sailboat ride or snorkeling trip.  We moored in St. John’s early and had just one excursion today, snorkeling and drinking rum punch.  We wish we had time to visit the Nelson’s Dockyard or to visit the St. John Church.  We did walk a few block to get a closeup of the old St. John’s Church, but didn’t go inside.  We did snorkel excursion.  They didn’t provide a snorkeling vest, but a belt and it was hard to swim with a belt around you waist.  I prefer a vest, which they provided in the other snorkeling excursion. Second, the boat was too pack, you could not move around on deck.  I prefer the trampolines net anyway.  We got some good pictures.‎ Did you know that there are 365 beaches on Antigua, one for every day of the year.  The catamaran stop on one for a swim call and lunch. The water temperature was around 75 degrees.

Day 7 – St. Lucia

February 9, I fell in love with St. Lucia once I step off the boat.  It was one of the pretty islands I been to.  We honeymoon in Hawaii 29 years ago and I think it’s better than the Maui. St. Lucia is the only nation named after a female. The beaches on Antigua and St. Lucia were marvelous.  We took a Spanish Gallon to view the Pitons.  The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic plugs, volcanic spires Gros Piton is 771 m (2,530 ft) high, and Petit Piton is 743 m (2,438 ft) high. They are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.  The Pitons are a World Heritage Site and located near the town of Soufrière.  Where were boarded a bus to the ride thru volcano. Sulphur Springs is the “world’s only drive in volcano.  They were offering mud bath, but Michele didn’t want go in, so I stay with her.  On the gallon we drank more rum punch.  Each island had there own version of rum, and coconut rum on St. Lucia was excellent.  We brought two bottles to take home.

 

 

 

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