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 Accidental Cruiser in the West Indies

 
Northbound St. Lucia Down Island South  Down Island East
Piton, the Lucian beer
Piton, the Lucian beer
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ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Finish Line Awards
Bob's Trip to St. Lucia
Service Providers we have used in St. Lucia
flag of St. Lucia
Flag of St. Lucia

St. Lucia is home to us and to Eaux Vives. After leaving charter with the Moorings, Eaux Vives lived in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia for many years.Every time we return, it feels like returning to family. Eaux Vives was on the hard in the boat yard at Rodney Bay for the past four hurricane seasons. Now that we have made so many friends here, Queen Emma still slumbers through hurrican season in Rodney Bay Marina's boatyard. Its considerably more expensive than when we first visited and no where near as homey, but... better the devil you know. The advantages of St. Lucia: good airport, nice people and from here it is usually a reach sailing either north or south. The jump-up in Gros Islet is famous and Castries has a spectacular market. The south end of the island is relatively uncrowded and has some of the best windsurfing and beaches in the Caribbean. The Pitons (shown below) gave their name to the local beer and they offer spectacular climbing, hiking and views.

Petit Piton
The Pitons are the symbol of the country
Governor General's flag.
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