The Botanical Gardens, Diamond Waterfall, and the Pitons

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  The volcano is in the very left of the picture - the dome with black rocks running down the right side.

 

The volcano is in the very left of the picture - the dome with black rocks running down the right side.

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The "river" that runs from the waterfall.

The "river" that runs from the waterfall.

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Diamond Waterfall

Diamond Waterfall

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Being in the rainforest made me feel very small. I love the outdoors and I've always been in forests but this was such a different feeling. There were leaves that were bigger than my body; trees and vines that climbed so high it hurt your eyes to follow them towards the sky, and so. many. colors. There was color everywhere, in the tree's bark, the flowers, the animals, even the water was unique in it's color. It really was breathtaking. The waterfall is called Diamond Falls and it's one of the most popular, if not the most popular, waterfall to visit in Saint Lucia. The color of the water is due to the different minerals from the surrounding areas including the volcano... the water color changes daily depending on what mineral is most abundant. 

The Pitons are another famous landmark of Saint Lucia. The Gros Piton and the Petit Piton are two mountainous volcanic plugs with hot springs located to the east of them.

Saint Lucia was such a wonderful first trip for Michael and I... pictures really don't do the magical little island justice.