The history is fascinating as we hop from one beautiful island to the next, and it's no wonder that the French and English and Spanish countries all fought over these amazing islands.
In 1902, Mt. Pelee started spewing ash over the island, giving the residents ample time to evacuate, but instead of leaving the island, many came into the city because their governor ensured everyone that St. Pierre was in no danger. He was wrong! An estimated 30,000 people burned to death in the volcanic explosion that released more energy than an atomic bomb, leaving only two survivors in the town center: a cobbler and a prisoner in a stone cell. Twelve ships anchored in the bay were destroyed, with one escaping with a few survivors. Many of the ruins remain, and most new buildings have at least one wall from the old city ruins.
|More city ruins|
|Quaint town of Anse d'Arlet|
|Sunset in The Pitons|
|Taken from Jalousie Resort|
|Ricky getting a foot massage from baby fish|
|Flowers in the gardens|
|Flying through the jungle with the greatest of ease.....|
|We made it through all 12 courses!|
|The Pitons as seen from Soufriere Bay|