St. Lucia Petit Piton Frames an Ocean Wanderer – Photo Friday

Standing at 743 meters or 2437 feet, this ancient volcanic plug known as Petit Piton on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia casts its mighty shadow over the mooring boats.

I absolutely love this photo. The gleaming white skin of the catamaran, its mast stretching to touch the top of the Piton, the entire vessel framed by the steep mountain sides, everything comes together to create a beautiful photograph. What I would give to of been behind that lens.

I love all sailing boats, but there’s just something about catamarans that captures my attention. I don’t know if it’s the massive deck space they provide so that a soggy pirate can stretch out and relax, or the shallow draft they have so that said pirate can pilot the vessel into shallow secluded coves. Whatever the reason the catamaran style speaks to me.

Here is a post with more information and photos of the majestic Pitons of St. Lucia.

I hope you enjoy today’s Caribbean Photo Friday photo as much as I do. Let me know if you’ve seen these peaks in person.

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By |2016-12-27T07:46:04+00:00June 24th, 2011|Photo Friday - Caribbean Photos, St. Lucia|2 Comments

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  1. Beach Coast Style June 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I don’t think it gets any better than this! What a beautiful photo! Life is good!

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    RumShopRyan June 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I agree BCS…To be there floating in the shadow of that Piton would be heaven. Cheers!

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