Caribbean Cruise – 2nd Stop – St Lucia

St. Lucia was our second port of call on our recent 11 day Caribbean Cruise. My wife and I had spent a whole week on the island some 15 years ago when I was actively pursuing my scuba diving avocation. For this stop, we booked a shore excursion to see many of the natural wonders of the island, including a drive-in volcano stop.

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Our first photo-stop on the tour was to see a small bay with a view of the Piton’s in the background:

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There were many beautiful homes on the hillsides overlooking this picturesque bay. Here are two fine examples:

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Our second stop was actually a pit stop for the many seniors on the trip (yes, I fit into the senior category now) where I took a few interesting photos:

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From there we went higher up into the mountains on our way to the town of Soufrière.


After two hours of bus ride we finally arrived at Soufrière. From wikipedia:

” Soufrière is located within the caldera of the dormant Qualibou volcano and the area is geothermally active. Marketed as a drive-through volcano, there are numerous hot springs and fumaroles.”

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Here is a short movie showing the bubbling an sulfurous water:

Here is a picture looking up the one side of the caldera at the lush growth:

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I am going to save our stop at the Morne Coubaril Estate for a separate post. In the meantime, you can get a taste of that from my earlier post on Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge by following the link.


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