Spirit of Discovery blog
A wonderful and hot day in the port of Castries, St Lucia. Today I took a stroll around the port through the town centre, where there is the Cathedral Basilica - the main Catholic cathedral and also one of the greatest symbols that can be seen in the Castries. The cathedral is the official seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Castries, however the most impressive fact is that it is considered to be the largest one in the Caribbean region as it is 61m long and 30m wide.
After I visited the Cathedral I made my way to a small park, while on passage I passed through a bustling market area where fresh fish was being prepared and cleaned. On arrival at the park I found it small but perfectly formed, with a fountain in the middle and it was peaceful and quiet, somewhere to take a break and clear the mind.
In the evening we sailed out to the Pitons. The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic plugs that formed about 300,000 years ago. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saint Lucia. A beautiful evening.
Captain Darin Bowland, MSc
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