We started off the day by going to the beach, but we didn't stay long as it was very touristy, and we were constantly getting bombarded by people selling stuff, and other british tourists. We then wandered around the nearby market, but there wasn't much happening because it was Sunday, and most buses weren't runnng. Also we couldn't get to the other side of the island to see the famous 'Pitons' because the hurricane had ruined a lot of the roads. It was difficult as most of the people on the island rely on tourism to make money, but because of the hurricane, only one other cruise boat had come to the island, all the others had cancelled their stop there. There were also rumours that the president was stopping tourists coming to the island as there was no fresh water available due to the hurricane.
After wandering around for a while, we decided to take a speed boat tour around the island to see the Pitons, but we had to haggle on and off for about 2 hours before we finally got a reasonable price for the four of us. ($100 USD for a three hour tour). It was definatley worth it though! It turned a pretty disappointing day into another brilliant day. The island was beautiful from the sea, and we got to see alot more of it than we would have on land.
Where we stopped by one of the Pitons, was one of the towns that was affected by the hurricane due to mud slides etc. It wasn't the worst part of the island hit by the hurricane so I hate to think what that looked like... Our sort of tour guide was a lovley lady called Leangel who told us that she had been volunteering for the aid work for those badly affected by the hurricane, by going to other islands to get food and clothes and water. She also told me about the religion of dreadlocks, and how seriously people took them, which is why people were so friendly towards us and interested in us. It was all to do with a guy from Africa (I can't recall his name) who worked with the American president to free the slaves and send them back to their homeland Africa... I'm not ver clear on the story, but it was a very touching story and it made me appreciate thir religious views... and my dreads a lot more. Leangels views on helping the hurricane victims spoke a lot about how her religious views, although very extreeme like a lot of others in the Caribbean, brought people together in times of need. I wonder if we would do the same in the UK?