Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jacmel, St Lucia

The small community of Jacmel was not far from my marina here in Marigot Bay, where i am staying, so I resolved to takeep a walk and look around. It is 2 miles inland and mainly an agricultural area with a large river called the Roseau nearby. There are about 200 homes there with an Apostolic, Baptist  and Catholic Church.
This is the Holy Family Church and much better looked after than the ones in Castries or Soufriere.
The mural behind the alter was painted by the late Saint Lucian painter and cultural icon, Sir Dunstan St. Omer.
The people are very friendly and i met Carlton who promised to show me around town. Here we are sharing a ginger beer and fried banana slices together.
He just about knew everybody and was very knowledgeable, having lived there his whole life.
The local health spa was closed because it was Saturday. 
This was the Catholic school.  Tell, show and involve is true the world over.
This was the local community center where Carlton said they have a weekly get together with the Baptist congregation just up the road.
The yellow building is the Baptist Church. 
The houses here are painted all different colors and are more spread out compared to the city. 
 He also gave me a tour of the farms in the area.
Besides lots of banana plantations, there was a shrimp farm.
As well as market gardens growing tomatoes.

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