1 ½ years have already gone by since Sarah and Aurélien decided to drop everything to live on board an Oceanis 411 Clipper and we have been following their adventure on the other side of the world! The promising sailors were impatient to get back to sailing after a three-month stopover in Martinique, for essential maintenance on the sailing yacht built by the BENETEAU boatyard in 1999.

So the couple and their ship’s boy set sail again and made a first stopover on the Island of St Lucia, aptly called the windy island! This island is a mountainous paradise boasting unspoiled natural landscapes, magnificent beaches and a majestic volcano with two characteristic peaks (Pitons) listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

The wind on the east coast of the island prevented them from windsurfing or kitesurfing on this stopover. However, they did paddleboard amid the tropical scenery! They really enjoyed mooring in isolated creeks and walking in the rainforest. The couple will also remember diving at the foot of the two Pitons in a marine reserve, where the fauna has flourished and where Sarah found some of the species she saw in the Caledonian lagoon.

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