Soufriere

view of the town on our approach into the bay
view of the town on our approach into the bay

bank of St Lucia - the fanciest building in the town
bank of St Lucia – the fanciest building in the town

new neighbors for the night
new neighbors for the night
prime property
prime property
locals preparing for the day - selling fruit, moorings and anything else you might need from their boats...
locals preparing for the day – selling fruit, moorings and anything else you might need from their boats…
you definitely have to have patience when the locals swarm your boat as soon as you arrive in the bay
you definitely have to have patience when the locals swarm your boat as soon as you arrive in the bay
the Catholic Church & town square
the Catholic Church & town square

catnap in the shade
catnap in the shade
our wifi spot, next to immigration & customs. convenient.
our wifi spot, next to immigration & customs. convenient.
welcome to skippers
welcome to skippers
is there another kind of liquor?
is there another kind of liquor?
next to the church
next to the church

almost every street has a house destroyed by fire, with no obvious effort to rebuild
almost every street has a house destroyed by fire, with no obvious effort to rebuild
corners of the church square 
corners of the church square 
fairy lights and coconut carvings for atmosphere in a local restaurant
fairy lights and coconut carvings for atmosphere in a local restaurant
you can never have enough colour
you can never have enough colour
view from the restaurant
view from the restaurant

Sourfiere was our first real sailing destination. We had perfect conditions and the new main sail couldn’t have performed better. We even tested out the autopilot – I can’t believe what a huge difference it makes. I can lie back on my pillows in the cockpit and literally change course with my toe, on the autopilot screen, while I read my book. Now I finally understand what all the fuss is about!

The town itself is very colorful and full of character. The only building not covered in bright colors is the Catholic Church, in the centre of town. The interior makes up for it though, with blue walls, red stain glass windows and multicolor statues.

As soon as the locals realize you are a friendly traveler and not a difficult tourist they immediately welcome you and assist you wherever possible. Also, their prices suddenly drop from ridiculously exorbitant right down to the same as what their friends would pay. If you take a genuine interest in their local cuisine they will demonstrate how to make the various dishes and even go as far as to take you to the market and help to find the best ingredients at the real-non-touristy prices for you.

We spent one night there and left to St Vincent island the next day. 

 

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