St. Lucia

Lying between Martinique and St. Vincent, St. Lucia is another island peak in the Windward chain, with slopes that soar from the sea to a central mountain spine crested by Morne Gimie (3117 feet), and fall away in what appear to be green cloaked forest hills to verdant valleys of bananas and tropical undergrowth before ending at foam-frilled golden sand beaches. It’s a beautiful island from what we experienced, but most of our time was spent fishing for large marlin & sailfish. We chartered a fishing boat with two other couples for five hours. We had six lines in the water and trolled the entire time without seeing a fish, let alone actually catching one! We’ve always said that deep sea fishing was far better than most any shore excursion, even if we caught no fish. We enjoyed some great conversation, rum punch, cool sea breezes, and more rum punch – it was a great day!