Our first housesit in the Caribbean was in St Lucia – an island on Yvonne’s bucket list, and one I was happy to hang out on for a month.
The house was a wonderful 3 story villa over looking Marigot Bay.
Oh did we mention that we had an infinity pool to cool down in?
While we were enjoying the view and the pool these poor folks were limited to bobbing about the marina (they had to pay about $265 thousand a week for the privilege).
One of the main reasons for the house sitting assignment was to look after two very cool dogs,
First there was Obie the Dobie aka “Obi one the Dobie”
Then there was the little one with the big heart “Foxy” – when we were out for walks she was often heard saying “is that edible?”
When we were able to pry ourselves away from our hilltop retreat, we went into the capital of Castries (one of the top 10 markets in the world – according to National Geographic). Here is some of the booty we brought home, fresh fruit and vegetables, the most amazing fresh spices and fresh coconut water.
And did we mention the view?
Housesitting continues to be the best way to travel. (Maybe we will write a book about it?)
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