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All the islands are volcanic in origin, so there are mostly steep winding roads, usually with no guardrails and sheer drops on one side or the other. In St. Lucia the authorities were still being very careful about the pandemic. You could not leave the cruise port unless you were on an officially approved tour, where they spayed you constantly with hand sanitizer. At least it had a nice ginger fragrance. We took a bus tour of the island which went up into the hills. Fortunately, our driver seemed very competent.
Unfortunately, the bus was manufactured in Japan, and not designed to accommodate your average North American’s long legs and big backside. The island is lush and tropical on the Caribbean side and arid on the Atlantic side. I felt kind of naughty, when the guide proudly pointed out the flag of St. Lucia and my immediate thought was “beam me up Scotty.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Saint_Lucia)