On the Street / Soufrière, St. Lucia
Soufrière was our last stop while sailing around the eastern Caribbean. What was once the capital city of St. Lucia while under French rule, it is now a small fishing port situated on the southwest coast. Soufrière is reputed to be the birthplace of Napoleon's Empress Josephine de Beauharnais where her father maintained a plantation through much of her childhood. However, indicative of the subject matter, the town now has a very laid back atmosphere much more typical of the true Caribbean lifestyle than many of the more tourist-centric locales we visited.