Castries, Saint Lucia

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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.

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Our bus tour gave us a quick drive past the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, built in the 1800s.

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Then we were off and up this hill to see St Mark’s, a colonial family home built in 1887 and rebuilt in 1942

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There was a fabulous view of the harbor.  Our ship is the small one.

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We next visited a Batik factory in a pretty building with another lovely view.

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More views on the bus ride around the island.

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And then a tour through a rum distillery.

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DSC05156 C  And, of course, tasting!

Marigot Bay was used as a setting for the movies Doctor Doolittle and Superman 2.

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Back on the ship we watched the other ship leave….

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then it was our turn.  We sailed past the end of the airport runway.  Must be an exciting take off from here!

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DSC05190 C  The sun sets in St. Lucia and we are on our way to the next port.


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Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.
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One Response to Castries, Saint Lucia

  1. Janet Freeman says:

    Nice buildings and I like the batik fabrics; very pretty

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