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.
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)
And of course, some artistic shots to flex my photography muscles.
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!
Me with the pitons in the background.
This was all we saw of grandpa for the entire tour.
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.
We next went to the waterfall and botanical gardens. I call this next series “What happens when you trust Grandpa with your camera”
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:
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!