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Hiking Gros Piton!

sunny 85 °F

Another quick update for you, we’re still having an incredible time!!! Yesterday, we finished off with some more lounging in the plunge pool, some drinks at the bar, and another great dinner. 9Honeymoon_Day_2_007.jpgHoneymoon_Day_2_009.jpg1Honeymoon_Day_2_010.jpgHoneymoon_Day_2_012.jpg
I had the vegetable cocktail for an appetizer and Kev had duck and plantain spring rolls (out of the box for him!!). For an entrée, Kev had the Dasheene shrimp, which was a little too spicy, and I had a vegetable soup with tons of grilled tuna on top - it was amazing!! For dessert, Kev had crème brulee in a cocoa shell, and I had passionfruit panna cotta. Honeymoon_Day_2_017.jpgHoneymoon_Day_2_018.jpg9Honeymoon_Day_2_020.jpgHoneymoon_Day_2_023.jpg
Tough life! We hung around a bit more and got another good night’s sleep.

This morning, we ate breakfast overlooking the Pitons and the ocean, as usual. We’ve decided this is either our favorite or 2nd favorite part of the day, next to pre-dinner drinks. Both times are SO peaceful and quiet. For breakfast, they start you off with an “appetizer” of fresh fruit, and all the food is so fresh and amazing. The service here is also incredible.
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After our breakfast, we drove to the base of Gros Piton, a mountain about 2,700 feet, and began our hike up. We had done this last year (the day after we got engaged!), so we knew what to expect, but it is always a bit daunting when your guide tells you how many people end up turning around and not making it! We surprised ourselves with how quickly we made it up – 1 hour, 23 minutes! The guide says his fastest time ever (while guiding) is 1 hour, 9 minutes, and slowest is over 8 hours (ouch!), so we were pretty happy. It is a tough hike – you have to “climb” up and use your hands several times, but no ropes or anything like that. The views are absolutely spectacular – I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves! We had an amazing time and appreciated our guide, who taught us a lot about his village, let us smell a lot of fruit tree leaves, cracked open a coconut like a pro and let us drink the water and eat the flesh, and much more. It was a really good workout and a great start to the day! By the way, the dog in the picture also did the hike with us - it was SO crazy and amazing to watch!
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When we got back, we showered and had lunch (mahi-mahi on a salad for me, chicken burgers and sweet potato fries for Kev), then read and took a nap. Now we’re lounging in the pool, and will start our routine of heading to the bar, eating dinner, and listening to the live music tonight! We’re having a BLAST!

Posted by megandkev 13:29 Archived in Saint Lucia

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We see a future food blogger in the making. Love to hear about the adventures and see the pics! Keep them coming!! Xoxo

14.06.2010 by Michelle & Devin

All I can say is WOW !!! Very awesome.
Glad ur having a great time - but I'm not sure how you could not. Thx for the updates.

14.06.2010 by Dad/Randy

Hey Guys: I too got up at sunrise, climbed a mountain of paperwork at my office with a wonderful view of my waste basket from the top. I had an incredible granola bar lunch, presented on a tin foil wrapper along with one of those always delicious bananas. Sorry, no photos. Dad/Gary

15.06.2010 by Gary Lyons

Sounds like you are having a fantastic time! Keep the blogs coming so we can keep pretending we are there too! :)

14.06.2010 by kateandbri

WOW!!!!

15.06.2010 by Karen Michaels Dotero

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