SV Witte Raaf, Petra+Jan Willem Versol NL

You can’t miss St.Lucia if appoaching from the south; the two Pitonsare the island’s national trademark and even the beer is named after them. We anchored in Marigot Bay and suffered from a complete culture shock. This is the first spot we met in the eastern Caribbean where the white “civilisaton” has established itself. Marigot Bay is a kind of watersport-swimparadise-beautyfarm-amusement park-resort and stopping-place for charterboats. Around the picturesque bay several fancy restaurants have drawn up, expensive residences and even an (according to the sign) gourmet-supermarket where they sell typical Caribbean products such as smoked salmon, marinated herring and Chassagne-Montrachet. The English southcoast, though magnificent, seems suddenly terrifying close. Continue reading here please

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