This month, I’m writing about memorable walks we’ve taken on our travels. Although we stayed at a resort when we visited St. Lucia, we didn’t want to miss visiting the nearby town of Soufriere, so we took a Saturday morning walk to see the town, its market, and its buildings.
The hike into town was truly lovely. The day was already warm by mid-morning, and we had a different view of the Pitons (the island’s twin peaks) every time we turned a corner. It was a pleasant downhill walk, although the grade was steep at times and we had to watch our footing.
In Soufriere we visited the bustling market, watching the locals barter with the vendors for fish, fruit, and household goods. We didn’t take many photos here because most of the salespeople asked us not to, but I won’t forget the vibrant colours of the produce and the lively banter that we overheard.
We enjoyed exploring the rest of town, too. The lovely church, which was built in the 1950s, sits next to the town square where a guillotine was once stationed. The church was simple and lovely, and I was sorry that we weren’t there on a Sunday to hear their beautiful choirs.
At the end of the tour, we stopped in a few local shops and the grocery store. The latter had a good selection of both international and local goods, and we saw locals and tourists shopping there. And at the end of our walk, given the midday heat and the long uphill climb, we were happy to take a boat back to our resort.