Where: Micoud Village
Always up for an adventure and forever seeking out new recruits. I took some friends out for a little stroll. One that I took many times as a child up until the age of eleven when I left St.Lucia for New York City.
We set out on a quest to find the hidden map of St.Lucia, etched in stone on the far edge of a peninsula called the Point. In the town of Micoud.
Best time to go:
We ventured out early at 10am to avoid the toasty midday sun. This used to be an after school adventure for me. A quiet walk at 4pm when the sun rays were just dissipating.
How Safe is it on the Point:
Midway thru the walk, we run into Zachary, the only other person up on the point. He came up here to get away from the village noise — used to be my reason also. However, with video games and social media all the gadgets available to hold your attention. Now, you will rarely come across kids or anyone on the point. It also remains undeveloped as government owned property, hopefully, it remains unspoiled for a long time.We took a wrong turn on our entrance, putting out heads together to get back on track.
You can’t get lost, as you’re heading in one direction, to the edge and then back. The Atlantic ocean and the horizon grace you with their presence on the way. And on your way back you’re able to see the town from any distance! There haven’t been any crime or documented incidents on the point, so it’s generally safe. I’ve gone alone plenty of times but wouldn’t recommend it. This is in part, mainly for accidents that can occur while climbing steep rocks at the edge of the peninsula. Imagine having a broken leg in a location that can go days without any foot traffic. With that said, having your cell phone plus a buddy just in case is always best.
There are lots of cacti spread across unexpected places, some covered by grass so it’s best that you’re wearing good shoes. One of the girls walking over to soak her foot in some salt water to disinfect a minor puncture, she was wearing flip flops.
We made it to the Edge
The closer we got to the edge the breezier it got, and if you’re like me, when in St.Lucia what you want is a nice steady ocean breeze with a cool beer and a hammock to relax in. No place to put a hammock here, but laying on a rock with a Piton beer in hand is still a win.
Tricked Nicole into standing in this spot, it’s a bit superstitious, but the ocean gets furious when anyone stands or sits in that area. I swear, you can stand away from this spot, to the side for an hour and there are no waves running up the blow hole onto those rocks– the moment you stand near them — WOSH– wave after wave keeps splashing up attempting to get you soaked. It’s alive!
We Found the Ancient Map of St.Lucia rock carving
Near perfect carving of the map of St.Lucia
If you pull up a map of the St.Lucia on google maps or etc, you can compare the two and see how closely match this formation or carving is. If the water made this, then it’s magical feat or if it’s a carving the person who did it pick a beautiful spot to do so.
Found some old pictures of a calmer visit to the map where the waves were not as furious with us. You can see the map of St.Lucia reflected in near accurate detail here.
Three feet deep heated pool
You can also go in for a dip, the pool is about 3 feet deep in the center, the shallow water heated up by the sun is at times very warm and soothing.
Ariel view of the map to showing how remote and spectacular this location is.
Collecting Shells While Trekking Back Home
How Far Away we were
Take a look. Look how far out we were from the village. This is at the edge, you can still make out the houses and the village of Micoud. Walking back took an hour, including stops to take in the views.
In conclusion, I wish more people would visit here. So with that said, when in St.Lucia, be sure to stop by Micoud village. Ask someone to take you out to the point to see the Map carving, it’s a great way to spend an hour or two on a sunny day.