|Oh no ya don't! No nesting here!|
We anchored in the sandy spot we had marked on our chart plotter and went ashore to visit the Park. We ended up joining the St. Lucia National Trust... not just because it lets you have free access to this and other parks in the island.. but because we wanted to do some volunteering during our stay here...
There is some confusion about shore access here... The dinghy dock is on Park grounds and if you want to use it during the Park's open hours, you have to pay the park entrance fee, per person, per day. Joining the SLNT also gave us dinghy dock access and use of the lovely little beaches just along the anchorage.
But after the Park closes, boats may use the dinghy dock to come ashore to visit the restaurant, Jambe de Bois... where we're meeting the crowd for happy hour tonight! But first, we're going to enjoy those beaches!
|Yeah! We're on the INSIDE!|
|We couldn't resist! These chairs are too preposterous!|
Some local fishermen were just bringing their catch to the beach, yes... inside the resort!
Wow! Just act like these tourists aren't even here, why don't ya...
We stopped right in the middle of their operation and watched up close as they sorted the catch. The birds... not pigeons... were highly interested in this process as well.
|The other side of Pigeon Island|
|Bruce getting a little workout in...|
|Unwilling to pay for a chaise, we hung our stuff on a branch to keep it out of the sand|
|This is a heavenly little spot...|
|Pyxis arriving from across the bay just in time|
|Our table was on the patio overlooking the Bay|
I'm sad to say I didn't catch the name of the entertainers that night... The woman sang and did a wonderful job of changing up lots of old favorites to give them a very unique new sound. The violin player... just WOW! I couldn't believe the sounds coming from one single person... It was just amazing and top rate entertainment... for nothing! Of course we did leave a tip!
Dinner was great and the drinks at 2-1 were strong and cheap... The ambiance in this place is just perfect... Nothing matches, most of the tables and chairs look like they're made from stuff that washed up on the beach or was carved from a tree out back... It's just the kind of place that reminds us of why we left the predictable monotony of our lives back in the States.
Tomorrow we will all head out for Marigot Bay for a few days, then onward to SVG and points further south! We've loved our time in Rodney Bay and St. Lucia as a whole. We will be back! Goodnight from St. Lucia!