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Quick Note from WFR in St Lucia

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February 19, 2013

Today we rented scooters to fnd a place someone told us about last night.  They said we head to Dennery on the other side of the island.  Fon d’ Or Bay is the secluded place we were told about .  We rode for a while, exploring all that is St. Lucia.  Then there high on a hill we found picnic table with a view.  Damn what a view.  Kat and I love this place.  We were like school kids until someone in an old three wheeled truck drove by.  We have decided to end finish up our picnic and try to make our way to the beach.  We are planning on buying some bread, some fruit and a couple of bottles of wine and water and spending the night on the secluded beach we saw from our picnic table on the hill.

If we decide to ever come back, I will tell you about it.

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On Island Time in Paradise with WFR – St Lucia

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February 18, 2013

St. Lucia

Yesterday, we spent most of the day at Spiaggia di Santa Lucia a wonderful beach.  And for this time of year it was not all that crowded.

We woke up around noon and hung around in the room for an hour or so and then went for fruit, a salt fish sandwich and a Piton beer.  A great night and a better start to a new day yesterday invigorated us and got us on the road to new places.  There are so many places on St. Lucia that I love I want to show her every one of them.  Spiaggia is a great place to do nothing on a Sunday afternoon and we did a lot of that.  The weather was fabulous and we spent the entire afternoon with our feet in the water, holding hands listening to a mix of Buffett, John Reno, Jambo Joe Bones and a little bit of Hugo Duarte.

As the sun went down we switched to Marley and we lay there on our beach sheet as the stars filled the sky.  Soon we were alone and a warm breeze covered us like a blanket.  I don’t really know how long we were there, but I do know it was long after the last person left the beach that we left.  We found a small local place to eat and enjoy a bottle of wine and each other’s company as the night went on.  Last night was not nearly as long a night as Saturday night was but it was enjoyable and very quiet.

As for today we headed north to a place I have written about before…Rodney Bay.  We went to one of my favorite places for lunch in Gros Islet. The Eagles Inn has to be the model for every Caribbean hangout wannabe restaurant along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast.  It is a place to remember.  I guess you will have to forget everything I ever said about me not liking touristy places.  Eagles Inn is a tourist destination but it is still a fun and interesting place.  There is a cross section of world humanity in there. If I were a betting man I would bet more than twenty countries were represented in the restaurant  today for lunch.  Each table was its own little socio-economic micro-nation.  We enjoyed the company as usual and the food was great, though we really only ate appetizers as we watched the traffic on the water just feet from our outdoor table.   On your next trip, find your way here.  I am sure you will enjoy it.

St. Lucia never seems to be as touristy as other islands but this year it really seems less so than others.  I don’t know if the economy has slowed the travel or if people just aren’t here.  What ever the reason, I am happy to have more space and less snow birds.

We decided to celebrate a week of Valentines’ this year so we are heading to the beach to work on our tans but I think we plan on heading back to The Eagles Inn around dark to pick up where we left off with an entrée and a little more celebrating before we go to our room.

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On Island Time in Paradise – St Lucia

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May 6, 2012

I am sitting on the deck of John and Jill’s boat just off the beach in Rodney bay in St. Lucia with a rum and cola in my hand.  We haven’t been on the island long and it has been years since I was here but, I can tell you when if you get an opportunity to visit this tiny island in the Caribbean, it is my recommendation that you sail in.  This island is beautiful as seen from the sea.  It rises from the water’s edge, its mountains touching the sky with soft white clouds floating above the deep green trees that reach all the way to the tops of the peaks as they rise from the sea.  St. Lucia is a true sailing destination.

We will be leaving the boat and taking a small skiff into the beach where we will eat at Spinnakers.  It has come with really good recommendations from people I have met on my travels in the past few weeks. Tomorrow I hope to tell you a little about the restaurant.  The sunset on the starboard side of the boat a little while ago so, it is time we leave and go f or our night on the town.

 

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William Fair Roberts…on island time in paradise.