Sunday, August 16, 2015

St. Lucia 10 year anniversary trip

The timing wasn't great but we managed to pack up and leave the fur kids in Nerice's very capable hands to head off for our 10 year anniversary trip.  A Cali update will come later this week. But for is our trip!!! (photo heavy post)
We stayed at Ladera Resort in Souffreire, St. Lucia. the rooms were three walled with a pool..and a fabulous view of the Pitons (the two peaks that are St. Lucia's hallmark).
The sitting area
 the bedroom
 the view (that is Gros Piton)
 and the one on the right is Petit Piton.  The bay is Sugar Beach
We watched a lot of flora and fauna
I desperately tried to get the hummingbirds..they were every where but faster than my telephoto auto focus!!  They had the coolest 'hat'.
 There are three in this photo in the tree.  They were quite a bit bigger than the ones in the states.
 We did a lot of snorkeling (Jason is working on a video from all of his GoPro videos)
 We took a water taxi to Anse Chastenet and got a great view of the Pitons from the water. 
 we both love snorkeling and spent a lot of time doing this.
 I seem to always find the squid and always make the angry.  They like to 'follow' you which makes them a wee bit intimidating! Especially when they turn bright red. 
 One day we took a tour to the 'landmarks' of the island.  The active volcano which smells terrible but the 'vents' are what keep the island existing!!
But the volcano leads to warm mineral springs that they have pumped in to pools that you can soak in. Supposedly, it is very good for your skin and joints. It was nice to float in
 And volcanic mud and hot springs which is again supposedly good for your skin.  This water was HOT and it did make for a great exfoliation!!
 Another day we went with the Chef from the restaurant to the market and bought fresh produce that he came back and cooked for us.  The market was very neat and we got to taste all the different fruits.
Chef Nigel
But mainly, we spent time enjoying the views.
 The sunsets from the bar were amzing.
 We ate dinner at this spot most every night.
 And pre-dinner drinks were here
 This is my favorite
 the sun
Overall, it was an amazing trip to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  (more photos will be on my FB page)

1 comment:

Sue said...

What a beautiful place. Glad you had such a fab time.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue