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Friday
Jan082010

One day down, it was a beauty

Well we arrived yesterday to Villa Mandoo. It's a long journey, don't let anyone tell you different. Whether coming from the states or Europe, it's a day of traveling, but when you get to villa Mandoo, it's all worth it. We flew into the big airport at the far end of the island, and had Owen Victor, our recommended taxi driver, pick us up. It's about an hour drive to the villa, and to pass time I queried Owen about what's new on the island. We had Owen stop at Glace Motors, a small market down the road to grab some basic provisions. I definitely recommend this. In addition we had called ahead to Marie Ann, the housekeeper, and she prepared, and left a basic meal we could heat up. It hit the spot after a long day of travel. We were in bed early last night, everyone was exhausted.

We were woken up early this morning by my little girls. They were ready to explore. Our first stop, the pool, for a morning dip. It felt great. We followed it up with some breakfast, then went exploring again, this time down the steps to the sea. We got our feet wet, the water was so warm.

Finally everone in the house started to stir. We lounged around a bit in the morning, getting settled and figuring out to spend the rest of our day. We decided that lunch and a hike on pigeon island followed by some further provisioning would fill our day.

Pigeon island has ruins of a British fort from the coloniel days. Having a little bit of elevation, you get a great view of northern St Lucia, and can see Martinique to the north. We had a great lunch at "Jambe de Bois" a layed back restaurant on Pigeon Island. I recommend the fish or curried vegtable roti, and a lime squash.

Half our crew made it to the top signal point, the highest point in Pigeon Island, to take in the faboulous view. I wore Tevas and my wife wore sneakers, you'll want a secure shoe to do this hike.

We stopped at JQ's supermarket on the way home to really stock up. It's in the Rodney BAy area and has most of what you need.

We made it home for our own happy hour and took in a beautiful sunset along with the infamous "green flash." We ate dinner on the patio and I'm off to bed. Tommorow, another day in paridise!