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Memories of St Lucia

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When we both retired a few years ago, we had the holiday of a lifetime, and went to St Lucia.

At this cold rather grey time of year I think a splash of much needed colour is required so here goes!!!

The words will be few as I think the pictures alone will be enough. Most were taken in the grounds of the East Winds Hotel which was like paradise at the end of a bumpy, potholey track!!

These first three pictures are here to set the scene, now I will add some of the wonderful flowers.

The tropical colours and vegetation were all around and it was truly lovely there.

The rain forest was wonderful to see also.


Everything was on a massive scale – huge ferns, tall trunks and stunning waterfalls.


These later pictures show the well known Piton Mountains against the skyline, our bathroom window featuring the Pitons again and one of the best signposts I have ever seen!

Would I like to be there right now – what a silly question!


Here’s to the next time – if only in my dreams!

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wow wildrose what a stunningly beautiful place, you must have a gallery of wonderful pictures in your memory as well as these gorgeous photos. It all looks incredible ~ those different hues of blue in the sea are utterly amazing.

13 Jan, 2013

 

I can feel the heat.........

Zero outside, just the day to escape to a beautiful island if only for a few minutes, thanks Wildrose x

13 Jan, 2013

 

Beautiful pictures Chris....a real holiday of a lifetime!!
Thanks for sharing your 'sunny memories' with us :)

13 Jan, 2013

 

What a beautiful place,Chris..the colours of everything are so vibrant.love that sign too :o) ..At least we had something in common today..the blue sky...but it didn't look as good as this near Bradford..Lol..but the Garden centre there made the cold air bearable ..

13 Jan, 2013

 

Stunning scenery, and those flowers (and cocktails!) are such cheery bright colours. What a wonderful holiday :o)

13 Jan, 2013

 

Oh, ah! st Lucia....we were there this time last year wild rose....I do love it so much.....but too hot to live in! Thank you for reminding me....and I'm so happy to see a good rum punch too! Now, if I remember rightly, you need Rum, orange/pineapple juice, grenadine syrup, Cointreau/apricot brandy, a dash of lime and topped up with lemonade. Summer in a glass.

13 Jan, 2013

 

Well, you never know Chris! You may get there again one day. I loved that sign , especially" GOD "pointing upwards! The photos are stunning and it was a good idea to show it now. Cheers us all up, especially now we are going to see some snow! x

13 Jan, 2013

 

What a wonderful holiday Chris . . . ooh, how I'd love to be there too. Thanks for sharing: that stunning Bougainvillea is temptation enough!

13 Jan, 2013

 

I'm not sure if this is balm or torture, Chris - it's like waving a large glass of ice cold beer just out of reach of a man dying of thirst in the desert.......... Beautiful pictures, though.

13 Jan, 2013

 

It was worth doing from my point of view because for a short while this afternoon I was really there all over again!
But now I realise that I'm not!!!

13 Jan, 2013

 

lovely Wildrose - especially the ferns and the big waterfall - and warmth :))))))))))))

13 Jan, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Oh Chris .. Deffinatley on my wish list ( big sigh ) it looks gorgeous , , lucky you to have been there :o))

13 Jan, 2013

 

Fantastic blog. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us all.

14 Jan, 2013

 

Very colourful and interesting to see.
I want to be in that water in the 2nd photo right now ...

14 Jan, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing this lovely place with us. It reminded me of our holiday in Tobago a few years ago just before Christmas. Steel bands playing Christmas carols....wonderful. For a few lovely minutes you transported me back there.....then I looked out of the window and there is a couple of inches of snow out there..brrrrrr.

14 Jan, 2013

 

Lovely pictures thank you :O)

14 Jan, 2013

 

Absolutely stunning Chris, it doesn't look real, more like a dream. I love watching Death In Paradise with Ben Miller, set in a similarly beautiful place, I love it. It's amazing to think that there are such places on Earth, thanks for showing us these pics and feel free to show us more should the urge come upon you:-))

14 Jan, 2013

 

wish i was there right now wildrose, thanx for sharing your special hols and pics :o))

14 Jan, 2013

 

Stunning photos, thanks for cheering me up on a cold wet winters day...

15 Jan, 2013

 

Lovely blog, brought back some happy memories for me too, this time last year we were getting ready to.go on our holiday of a lifetime too to Antigua, aaaaah seems so long ago now, heaven on earth :-), we won a rather lethal bottle of the captains rum punch on a boat trip, veeeery good, lol.

15 Jan, 2013

 

Fabulous !
Lovely blog... thanks for sharing :o))) x

21 Jan, 2013

bik
Bik
 

great

27 Mar, 2013

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