Castries is the capitol of Saint Lucia. This sheltered harbor town has few historical buildings due to two devastating fires that swept through it in 1948 and 1951.
Our bus tour gave us a quick drive past the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, built in the 1800s.
Then we were off and up this hill to see St Mark’s, a colonial family home built in 1887 and rebuilt in 1942
There was a fabulous view of the harbor. Our ship is the small one.
We next visited a Batik factory in a pretty building with another lovely view.
More views on the bus ride around the island.
And then a tour through a rum distillery.
Marigot Bay was used as a setting for the movies Doctor Doolittle and Superman 2.
Back on the ship we watched the other ship leave….
then it was our turn. We sailed past the end of the airport runway. Must be an exciting take off from here!