Vacation day 5: St Lucia

For St. Lucia, we had a private tour booked and everyone except Nancy and Ramlin attended. Our tourguide was nicknamed “Bumpy” though he assured us that name was not given as a result of his driving. St. Lucia is very scenic, so I have a lot of photos of landscapes.

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After our first stop, Bumpy had picked off a bay leaf for us. Here is Katrina putting it into Heather’s hair.
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Our next stop was to a banana orchard (or whatever the correct term is) where we learned about how they grow banana and had a fresh bite. I took some candid photos and thought this one was funny, where Grandma just happened to be in a monkey pose amongst the banana trees (although she hadn’t intended this)

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And of course, some artistic shots to flex my photography muscles.

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Very beautiful views around every corner.
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Next we went to a beautiful home for breakfast and got to sample a bunch of local foods. Of course, I liked how most of the foods contained either coconut or plantain. Yum!

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Some more scenery shots that I liked. I have hundreds of them, but my top picks are shared here for you.
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Me with the pitons in the background.

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This was all we saw of grandpa for the entire tour.

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We took a boat taxi between the Pitons to a small beach. Here I went snorkelling and saw some great fish! I had packed the muffins Heather had rejected from her breakfast, which made wonderful fish food. Lots of little yellow guys swarmed me for that. Also saw a ton of other fish once I got a little deeper (and could no longer hold the muffin above water) Some beautiful coral, and even a group of cuttle fish. No jellyfish thank goodness. My parents agreed it was the best snorkelling on the trip and I was happy I chose to bear the salt water for it.

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On the boat back in my fancy new hat from St. Thomas. Katrina isnt quite so smooth for wind-blown photos it seems.
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We next went to the waterfall and botanical gardens. I call this next series “What happens when you trust Grandpa with your camera”

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As you can see, the only photo where I am actually looking at the camera I was overexposed and you can’t see anything of me but pink swimsuit. I think in the new year I will have to give Grandpa some photography lessons.

Here is my shot of the waterfall:

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The botanical gardens were a bit of a disappointment, they were quite small. Well, small would be an understatement. I think I saw maybe 5-6 types of flowers on a path of about 15 feet. Oh well, I still got some beautiful shots of poinsettia in the sun!

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