08 February 2016 | St Lucia
Rodney Bay has a nice comfortable anchorage. We experienced almost no swell in the anchorage. However, boat wakes from water skiers and jet ski wakes were not uncommon and not much of a problem. It was nothing like the Ferry boat wakes common to St Thomas and St John (USVI) that made me sick to my stomach.
The marina and mooring ball field at Rodney bay is tucked in a well protected inner bay, which seems like a great place to be during Hurricane season.
There is a boat that comes around the anchorage selling fruits and vegetables. I particularly liked all of the varieties of local grapefruits. Some are pink, some are white, some are sour, some are not sour at all. The skins of these fruits are not as pretty as what Americans are accustomed to seeing the grocery store, but what is inside is as good or better.
The Tomatoes were excellent.
I also learned that Caribbean oranges are ripe when they still have some green on them... externally, their color is nothing like typical Florida oranges. But, give them a try, you'll like them.
The convenient delivery to your boat comes with a little higher price. Don't be afraid to negotiate.
And, on the Port side of the boat (not pictured) is a public beach with a sand volleyball court. On the weekend, after the heat of the day has passed, bring your volleyball and you'll have no problem getting a game going (mostly with locals). And, I was lucky enough to play against a couple ladies, one of which is on the St Lucia national team. We played 2x2, boys against girls. I had Cornelius on my side... big, athletic, could spike the ball straight down. Yes, we won... but it could have gone either way.