2020 St. Lucia – Day Eight – Back Home

Tuesday, 18 February Dolora and I had our last breakfast at the Hummingbird Resort. We did some packing and walked into town.  Sitting in a little park, we watched a bunch of catamarans full of cruise passengers come into the docks. It looked like they were broken into groups led by a tour guide. On…

2020 St. Lucia – Day Seven – Relaxing

Monday, 17 February Dolora and I planned a quiet day for our last full day in St.Lucia. The usual coffee on the deck and then breakfast. We spent a bit of the morning at the pool with the regular on and off showers. It really gets warm when the sun is out. We tried a…

2020 St. Lucia – Day Six – Sugar Beach

Sunday, 16 February After breakfast and a visit to the ATM, Dolora had I met Captain Peter. We took a water taxi to Sugar Beach after a ride to Rome “bat cave”. The cave is a large vertical slit in one of the nearby cliffs. You could see dozens of fruit bats flying around at…

2020 St. Lucia – Day Five – Castries Market

Saturday, 15 February Castries is the capital of St. Lucia and the site of the largest market on the island on Saturdays. Dolora and I decided to check it out today. Instead of a taxi for the hour long ride, we decided to use the local buses that the St. Lucians use. Cost was about…

2020 St. Lucia – Day Four – Botanical Gardens

Friday, 14 February On Wednesday, Dolora and I had walked by the entrance to Diamond Falls and Botanical Gardens. Today, we decided to take a walk there and tour the gardens. After breakfast, we took about a thirty minute stroll to the gardens. On the way, we were treated to a parade of preschoolers dress…

2020 St. Lucia – Day Three – The Mud Baths

Thursday, 13 February Awoke to some on and off showers this morning. Hummingbirds were back while I enjoyed coffee on the deck. Dolora and I enjoyed eggs for breakfast then relaxed for a little on the deck. It was off to meet Captain Peter near the bus station. Our tour included a stop for photos…

2020 St. Lucia – Day Two – Hummingbird Resort

Wednesday, 12 February Hummingbird Resort lives up to its name. After some serious rain last night, we awoke to breezes and sunshine. Dolora and I saw dozens of hummingbirds while sitting on our deck and enjoying coffee before heading over to breakfast. Breakfast choices included eggs,omelets and French toast. An omelet for Dolora, French toast…

2020 St. Lucia – Day One – Travel to St. Lucia

Tuesday, 11 February Well the alarm went of at 4:15 so we could get to the airport at 5:00  for a 7:00 flight to Atlanta and then to St.Lucia. It rained pretty good for the drive to the airport. Forecast is for rain until Thursday and then it gets colder. St Lucia will be a…

2019 Egypt – Summary

Water absorbs different wavelengths of light to different degrees. The longest wavelengths, with the lowest energy, are absorbed first. Red is the first to be absorbed, followed by orange & yellow. The colors disappear underwater in the same order as they appear in the color spectrum. Even water at 5 feet of depth will have…