English Harbour, Antigua
|Failed the test!|
- Landed in Antigua - went to beach and had our first Caribbean swim, temperature was only 27’C!
- Dinner at Antigua Yacht club - heard Asher Otto sing with Itchy Feet!
- Toured the nearby Fort Nelson and enjoyed some history.
|We did our first scuba diving and snorkeling session,|
|Went to Pointe-A-Pietre then headed back to Deshaies |
|Watched the Caribbean parade from La Kaz, a 100 year-old bar, and met some Canadians.|
Les Saintes, Guadeloupe
Visited Anse Cowan and had an amazing snorkeling session.
|Went to see Fort Napoleon and its amazing view!|
|Bought some artwork and gifts from Martine Cotton and took a picture with her!|
Portsmouth, DominicaEntered the town while they were celebrating their first day of Cari Festival – it felt like the whole town was out celebrating! From babies to very, very old people!
Brian and I went snorkeling and saw a snake, starfishes, and different kinds of fishes.
Roseau, DominicaEnglish island – we had so many fun tours on this island.
Tour of Titou Gorge was with Hazelnut: Titou Gorge was a super cool cave to swim in and led us to two waterfalls. Jumping into the waterfall felt like being in a washing machine. It was super cold water though (this location was filmed in Pirates of the Caribbean too!) **This is not a picture from us, we didn’t take any pictures when we went to water activities* I jumped a little too close to the edge of the fall and broke my flip flops!
|Our tour-guide Hazelnut|
Tour of Trafalgar Falls
We were told that there were hot pools and the waterfall pool, found the hot pool that Daragh really enjoyed. A guide said he would take us to the waterfall pool because it was slippery. It was a surprise how much we had to climb to get there (~30mins each way). I was the only one that fell three times but the guide was there to save my life and get us to the pool. Most amazing sight ever! *not our picture either*
Tour of Emerald Pool and the Rain Forest
We wanted to go to Champagne Reef but had to cancel because of poor conditions. Ducky (our taxi driver) made a deal with us and our businessman Brian found customers for him and we got to go for another tour! GOOD JOB BRIAN!
|Us, Ducky, and the customers we rounded up|
Le Marin, Martinique
|Overnight sailing to Le Marin, Martinique|
|Our rental car|
|Can't see a thing :(|
|Near the top of the mountain|
|Walking back down again|
|The chicken scraped her knee|
Rodney Bay, St Lucia
We went to Pigeon Island and had an amazing swim and snorkel in that area. Met an awesome tour-guide, Peter and he arranged a beautiful tour for us the next day.
We started at Rodney Bay and went south towards Marigot Bay where Dr. Doolittle was filmed. Peter took us to Castries next. We had some coconut water fresh out of the coconut! Brian and Daragh bought matching shirts after a good bargain.
We drove by Canaries and Anse la Raye to see the fishing village and visit a banana plantation. Then we went to Anse Chastanet in Sourfriere to snorkel around the Pitons (this is also where Jade Mountain, from the Bachelor was filmed. We also learned that my friend’s friend’s boyfriend’s family owns the hotel and they live there!
Too bad we found out way too late or else we could of perhaps scored a tour of the 1800USD/night hotel. Peter took us to his sister’s restaurant and we had an amazing creole lunch.
|Playing in the sand|
|Pigeon Island Park|
|Home before the sunset|
Things we learned on our trip
2. You can't use water on a boat like you can at home. Showering became a quick and easy one unless we were making water. The ocean was our swimming pool!
3. Fish traps are everywhere. Being a lookout is fun!
4. Sailing is fun!
Crew sign off:
Brian the first mate
Donna the stowaway