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CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA


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Lots of ships in port today, so we are anchored offshore and we used tenders to get to the island.

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Our island tour was delightful, especially since our guide had a wonderful Caribbean accent.

We visited Bagshaw's Art Studios and learned about the silk-screening process.

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Seven times occupied by the French, and seven times occupied by the British, St. Lucia is now an independent country.

This is La Toc Battery, built by the British near the close of the 19th century.

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As we stopped for a glimpse of beautiful Marigot Bay we were distracted by the wonderful cooking aromas.

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In the small fishing village of Anse la Raye the boats and nets were already in for the day.

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Conch shells decorate the walls in front of this house

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The Roman Catholic parish church

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Chickens crossing the road - could be supper!

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The "Pink Plantation" is located on 2 acres of tropical gardens. During French occupation the estate housed

senior officers of the military and later became a small coffee estate. It is now the home of Wild Orchid hand-painted ceramics -

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The lush gardens at the Plantation provide plenty of inspiration for the artists' tropical designs.

Posted by Swenigale 12:16 Archived in Saint Lucia

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