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Saint Lucy of Syracuse Island (aka St. Lucia)

History of the Island from Wikipedia: One of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the island’s first European colonizers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib people in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island.

Sunny St Lucia! We had not seen sustained sunshine in four weeks, so we really enjoyed our time here. In addition to the beauty of the Island, we received a special treat and got to spend time with Gary and Laurie Marchuck, good friends from our hometown of Roswell, GA.  It was really great to see them and we had a great time, eating, drinking and hiking.

The people were beautiful and friendly, and the scenery is stunning.  As an example, when we went to church on Sunday, we were recognized as guests, asked to stand, and people from all over the church walked over to shake our hand, hug and we even got a couple of French type kisses, you know, one on each cheek.  We hope to return someday and really explore the island, but we are late getting out of the hurricane zone and must move on.

 

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The Official St. Lucia Flag, Hoisted After Clearing Customs
The Blue Background is the Ocean and the Triangles, the Piton Peaks

 

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Ann, Laurie, Gary and Bill at Sandals Resort

 

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Laurie in the North Peak of Pigeon Island

 

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Pigeon Island North Peak

 

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Sandals Resort, Built on the Dirt Excavated From Rodney Bay Marina Dredging in 1972

 

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A View of Fort Rodney from Pigeon Island North Peak

 

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Western Shore Pigeon Island

 

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Ann and Laurie in Fort Rodney

 

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Gary in Fort Rodney

 

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Climbing the Tower at Fort Rodney

 

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Cocktails on the Fly-bridge of the Ann Louise

 

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Petit and Gros Pitons – We Are Headed South and Will Anchor Between Them.

 

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Anchored Between Petit Piton and Gros Piton in Anse de Pitons

 

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Our Fruit Vendor in Rodney Bay Marina

 

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