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.