We all went on up the mountain for lunch at Mourne Coubaril. Great view of Soufriere Bay and we can see Sapphire from there.
Rob bell & Katherine from Canada
Arrived exhausted thanks to much help from Islander car rentals and advice from Janus (stop at grocery store coming out fast) with the pedestrian we navigated our little rental 4x4 down the rutted path past the house with the basement under construction and goats ( now known as goat corner over the narrowest culvert imaginable and onto the road past the school turning at the first department over the bridge into downtown.
We had an excellent fish dinner (red snapper ron) and creole food (chicken. K) at Pitit Peak before collapsing in the A/C at Sapphire!
Next day we tested our snorkels at the beach and enjoyed lunch & a shower at Hummingbird and Dinner at Ruby’s No Pizza Thou!
Our day at Sugar Beach was Terrific- so lovely between the Gros Piton & Pitit Piton. Spectacular drive and waves. Good snorkeling in the small area and a side right hand of the beach. A wonderful but pricey lunch at the restaurant. Lovely service, great help with my lactose intolerance including a custom made dessert. On the way back, a highlight of the day was our walk through the forest with an excellent guide – pointing out trees and fruits and the warm waterfall on the road down from Sugar Beach. A great experience. Another highlight was dinner at Mango tree restaurant. Stunning views of the Pitons and Ocean. Excellent food. Head to Zakas coffee shop for the coffee and breakfast (quite good) and buying fruit from street vendors on the way back, which contributed to a late afternoon tropical fruit salad.
We went to the Beautiful botanical gardens with their splendid flowers and hummingbirds. We passed the pools though as if was crowded and watched for our mountain waterfall plunge of a few days before. As we left my sister tapped Katherine on the Shoulder. She and her Husband are staying up for a month and just ran into us!!!
We all went on up the mountain for lunch at Mourne Coubaril. Great view of Soufriere Bay and we can see Sapphire from there. We found some things we wanted at the Shop. Off on the road to the north and went for another swim at Hummingbird beach!
On our return to Town, we stopped for a quick swim near hummingbird and as we left great shouts of ‘’Allez, Allez’’ we looked over and saw splashes in the water which we learned before meant tuna. The tuna had come in close to shore, meaning the local fishermen, who had been watching for several days as the school approached ever ready for the catch. All the small boats (including time to talk, our water taxi) gathered their men dove in, not ever spreading around and crowds gathered to pull, pull, pull on the Nots from where we were across to the little Pier. Nor stuck, divers (scuba) freed them- it was very exciting , a large community effort- and were the fishes there still??? It was hard to tell but yes they were- hundreds of small tuna, splashing, struggling in the nets flashing silver.Amazing to see! S watch out for splashing in the bay!!
Tuesday (Halloween) we took a water taxi to Anse Chastanet. Snorkeling was better – coral really interesting and alive as the fav end of the beach for them from local frattic . Chairs & umbrella rented for the day 33usd. But it was good to have a base and shade. Amazing view of Pitit Piton on the way back in the boat. Tried again for Pizza at Ruby’s – no flour till Thursday so it will not happen. Landed at Hammingbird again. This time we were the only people at the restaurant. Most night we were the only ones there or maybe were one or two other people and had a wonderful meal. Their creole sauce is much lighter than others and the rice-corn -potato side dish was really good. If you are there check out the Gallery of Datiks made by the owner his son (the whole place is a family business) Fish Parrots, Pitons – lovely designs, all sizes, colorful, beautiful.
Wednesday- our last full day was full of surprises and amazing finds. When we came back from Anse Chastanet we discovered we had lost the key to Sapphire 1, but Janus came right over and gave us his spare when we called him. Janus thought the nearest key cutting service was vieux Fort but today we found someone who cut keys only 3 doors down from the hardware store. It sells dresses at the front and motor oil and keys at the back.