For our last excursion in Saint Lucia, the girls and I decided we wanted to go sailing. So we booked a sailboat that would sail us to Soufrière. We relaxed on the sail boat all morning while traveling to our destination. Once we reached Soufrière we swam in a waterfall and lounged at Sulfur baths, ate at a cacao farm, and snorkeled. To say the least, the day was packed.
This last excursion was great for us because we got a chance to see the island one last time before we left to go home. It’s also amazing to be in the Caribbean Sea and see Saint Lucia from afar and fully understand that you have been living there for five weeks now.
As I’m writing this, we are in a taxi headed to the airport to travel back to the United States. So reflecting on this trip - this past month was everything I had ever hoped it would be and ten times more. I truly can’t explain how grateful I am to have had this opportunity.
I had the chance to live like a “local” Lucian for the month and, fully immerse myself into the community. We snorkeled and kayaked in Marigot Bay, zip lined in Denry’s rainforests, ate local Lucian meals (my favorite is roti), shopped at the street market in the Castries, sailed the Caribbean Sea, met incredible people, and volunteered to help the children of Saint Lucia.
Taking this experience forward, I want to advocate for the environment and children in need. It’s important for us to reflect on what we are doing to our earth and the people on it. Before going on this trip I was already interested in the environment. But after seeing how truly incredible this Earth is and exploring its multiple wonders, I want to help protect our home.
In a few days, I will be traveling to New York City to attend the Youth Assembly at the United Nations. This conference will discuss topics covering the environment, the economy, social issues, and children. I will be taking the new knowledge and experience that I have gained in Saint Lucia and apply that information at the conference and in my future actions. I look forward to meeting other inspired individuals and working together on how we can accomplish some of the UN’s sustainable goals. So be on the lookout for some new blog posts about how we can all work together to achieve some of these sustainable goals. Until then, I hope you enjoy these last few pictures from this trip.