Waking up in the shadow of the Pitons

by Adrian on December 30, 2014

Our first stop whilst heading south was the bay between the St Lucis’s Piton mountains.

Pitons

These towering volcanic spires rise out of the sea into the tropical rainforest and are the iconic symbol of St Lucia. The Gros Piton is 771 metres (2,530 ft) high, and the Petit Piton is 743 metres (2,438 ft) high. They are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.

The anchorage is very deep, so has about 10 properly installed and maintained moorings. Staying overnight cost EC$50 (about £12). The town a mile away is Soufrière, which has a bit of a reputation for thefts, so despite the isolation we were quite careful with security measures overnight. We even picked up decent free wifi from the coastal holiday resort, fast enough for me to download a few recent movies we’ve missed.

Pitons

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