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Owner: Sailing PILAR - Blue Dot Voyages



Location: Saint Lucia
Latitude: 13.91000000
Longitude: -60.98000000
Published: 15 Mar 2024

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Quite the backdrop for our photo opportunity. Petit Piton and Gros Piton, St. Lucia Jalousie Bay.
We were fortunate to anchor right in the middle of them when we sailed. In contrast, the hotel in the same location would set you back $1500/night!

FROM WIKIPEDIA. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitons_(Saint_Lucia))
Saint Lucia's local brand of beer made by the Windward & Leeward Brewery is named after the Pitons

The Pitons are located on the southwestern coast of the island.
The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic plugs, volcanic spires, located in Saint Lucia. Petit Piton is 743 m (2,438 ft) high and Gros Piton is 798.25 m (2,618.9 ft) high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge. The Pitons are a World Heritage Site, (7,190 acres) in size, and located near the town of Soufrière.

Coral reefs cover almost 60% of the site's marine area. A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, eight mollusks, 14 sponges, 11 echinoderms, 15 arthropods, and eight annelid worms. The dominant terrestrial vegetation is tropical moist forest grading to subtropical wet forest, with small areas of dry forest and wet elfin woodland on the summits. At least 148 plant species have been recorded on Gros Piton, 97 on Petit Piton, and the intervening ridge, among them eight rare tree species. The Gros Piton is home to some 27 bird species (five of them endemic), three indigenous rodents, one opossum, three bats, eight reptiles, and three amphibians.

Gros Piton can be climbed without ropes or mountaineering experience. One can hike to the summit and come back down to sea level within several hours. Local guides are provided by the National Park and are included with your entry fee. They are trained by the government to have basic knowledge of the languages common among tourists and of the medical procedures required in case of common accidents. Petit Piton can be climbed, but is much more difficult.

We anchored only one night and did not go ashore, but you can clear in here if you so choose.

We left the next morning, after SV Simplicity and after we unknotted our mooring ball lines - must have twisted quite a bit overnight.

Next stop: St Vincent & The Grenadines.

Music: Audiio - Alex Cherney - Cruise Control

0:00 Introduction
0:10 St. Lucia Pitons Anchorage
1:43 Goodbye Martinique
2:10 Sailing to the Pitons
8:40 Land Ho
11:12 Petit Piton
12:48 Hilton Pitons Resort
15:20 Nightfall in the Pitons
15:50 Morning departure - SV Simplicity
16:44 Mooring Ball knotting issue

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Blue Dot Voyages is a Sailing Adventure Company. We recently packed up our belongings, sold our house and moved on to our Leopard48 Sailing Catamaran PILAR, where we are traveling the world. We offer travel advice as well as boat maintenance tips. We offer charter sailing experience trips when we can. Watch our videos and live vicariously through us!

Master Captain: Stephen Bell
First Officer: Dawn Bell