10 February 2016 | St Lucia
After a bumpy night in Soufriere, we hastily left for smoother water and more comfortable surroundings. We took a 10 mile windward run against the current, waves and rain to Vieux Fort. The bigger oil cooler and extra cooling water pump has really made a difference. We motored against 30kt gusts and maintained 3 to 5kts of speed and no unacceptable rise in engine temp. All while dragging our dinghy... we hastily left Soufriere.
In this bay is the fishing harbor with a nearby small city and an international airport for St Lucia. Very few cruising boats come here. They have no dinghy dock for visiting boats. If you go into the fishing harbor, you can either ask someone to watch over your dinghy (for a tip), or find a secluded corner to lock it up.
The town was nice. We were quickly identified as visitors (the only white faces), but we were not treated (targeted) as tourists, unlike Soufriere. It is amazing how the culture varies so dramatically on one island.
All of the bars in town had signs indicating "intoxicating liquor", as if there were any other kind.