One glimpse of the port in Saint Lucia and I knew this was going to be a beautiful island.
It was very clean and neat.
No more history and culture, we decided to do something fun today. Even better Ron and Rebecca decided to also do the catamaran island tour.
I did have a hat on but no way would it stay on with the breezes as we sailed around the island. Note to self, buy a hat with a strap before our next trip.
We had a much better tour guide this time. I always say they can make or break a tour. This girl was nervous because it was the first group she'd had since the pandemic began. She gave a little information like the island was 27 miles long by 14 miles at the widest point, population was 181,000 and the island gained its independence in 1979 and then the music would play. The catamaran would stop at a noteworthy place and she would say some more of which I quickly forgot followed by more music.
Here's a photo of Bill with Ron and Rebecca. We were the first ones on the boat so we picked a seat up on the front of the boat--where we also got a lot more sun.
Here's a picture of Bill and I with the Gros and Petit Pitons in the background. We sailed up much closer, but I failed to get a photo.
The catamaran anchored at a beautiful beach. You could either go down a slide to get in the water or there were some steps that dropped down at the front of the boat. I was the only one in yellow and Bill is waving.
As soon as everyone was back on the boat, the rum was brought out. The music was turned up and you could tell everyone was having a wonderful time. There were no limits on the rum. I have a great video of everyone dancing but can't seem to get it to load into blogger.
It was great fun and we were so happy we chose to do this tour. I didn't mention that Saint Lucia was considered a free flow island. You could go anywhere you wanted and didn't need a mask.
I believe this tour lasted 4 or 5 hours. Everyone was very happy by the time the catamaran returned to the pier.
There were the usual shops as we approached the pier. I wanted to get a Christmas ornament for our travel tree. Bill said he was going to the rest room.
After I found an ornament, I looked around for Bill. He wasn't anywhere and neither were Rebecca and Ron. I walked over to the security people that let you pass out of the shopping area and he wasn't there.
About this time, I realized I had Bill's ship pass instead of mine. I did have a copy of his passport and I showed his photo to the local police. They went into the men's room and Bill wasn't there. There was no one else in any of the little shops. By now I have two police officers looking for him.
Not knowing what to do at this point, I decided to go through the first shops security which did not ask for a ship pass and go ask for help from the ships crew that have the water station by the gangway.
When I walked over to the area to board the ship, there was Ron, Rebecca and Bill. I was so relieved to see Bill. I guess maybe Bill wasn't lost, I was.
It was a wonderful day and we really enjoyed spending time with Ron and Rebecca.
The captain announced that we were going to have a change of plans as we couldn't go to Tortola because of more cases of Covid 19 instead we were going to Curacao.
I had another one of my calendar challenges that evening. I thought the dinner for this night was chic. Would you believe we were the only ones dressed up? I had the wrong night. It could have been worse, Bill always has me triple check the dates of any flights at least I had the right days for them.