Sunday, September 4, 2016
Beautiful Church plus a Hot Beach
Yesterday, I got the chance to visit the village of Soufriere, on the southern end of this island. It is located near Scotts Head, which I've previously visited and written about, but I'd never been able to actually stop in Soufriere while passing through it. Actually, I learned that the arc that runs from Soufriere to Scotts Head is part of an old volcano, whose crater now lies beneath the Caribbean Sea. Champagne Reef where I've snorkeled a few times, Soufriere—which is a bit further south from Champagne—has a lot of volcanic activity not far below the earth's surface (you may recall that I recently visited some hot springs that are located further inland from the village of Soufriere). Thus, there is hot water venting into the sea in this area, and lots of little bubbles streaming to the surface. At Bubble Beach, they have placed rocks to cordon off some of the sea water, thus creating a hot springs bathing area (as shown below). The water is quite warm!