St. Lucia

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We decided to book the Celebrity Shore Excursion, “Ben Fogle’s Great Adventures: Can en Bas Hike and Beach”; described by Celebrity, as follows:

“Enjoy a scenic drive to the Northern end of St. Lucia before arriving at peaceful Can en Bas beach on this tour, designed by Ben Fogle (BBC television personality, Sunday Times bestseller, United Nations Patron of the Wilderness, and Royal Geographical Society fellow).  Hike through the hills of Cas en Bas and marvel at the wind-swept coastline, usually dotted with kite-surfers.  Make your way through the cactus valley and up to the peninsula, where wild horses roam the hillsides and you are able to see neighbouring Martinique on a clear day.  Then it’s back to Cas en Bas beach for a delicious, authentic lunch and cool drink at Marjorie’s Bar, a landmark and favourite of both locals and visitors alike.  After refuelling, relax or have a dip in the ocean.  The tour sets off again to Pigeon Island National Landmark, one of St. Lucia’s most important historic sites and a testament to the Amerindians, pirates, English and French who held sway over the island at some point in its history.  The landmark, actually a 44-acre island, is a living museum that contains the ruins of military buildings used by the British and French, lovely beaches, a history-themed pub and restaurant, and a lookout point that rewards visitors with a panoramic view of the northwest coastline.”

The tour began …