Double Rainbow!…that began our very first sighting of the beautiful island of St. Lucia … a pretty special opening act don’t you think? We were snapping pictures right from our balcony. We had gotten up earlier to catch the sunrise, which is always spectacular if there are some clouds to catch the rising sun’s colors, so this double rainbow was an unexpected treat!
St. Lucia was discovered around 1502...several theories abound as to who is credited for this find, one being Christopher Columbus and another a group of shipwrecked French sailors. The island has been under French or British rule over the last 300 years, but gained independence in 1979 as a British Commonwealth. St. Lucia is slightly larger than Barbados, but has only 160,000 people living there. The islands best known products are the hand printed fabrics and fashions created by local craftsmen.
On the way back to the ship we stopped to take some pictures of one of the most beautiful beaches on St. Lucia…Marigot Bay…swaying palms and sparkling clear water. No wonder it is home to many a beautiful yacht.
By no means were we able to see everything…there are rainforests and sea turtles and many more beaches and so much more. Those will have to be seen on a future visit to this beautiful island. We have to get back to the ship in time to sail to our next stop,which will be Antigua!!!
Dave Berry shares his Photography Tips at Computer School for Seniors (www.cs4seniors.com).