Steve wanted me to correct some things from the previous post and to include some more pictures.
The correction was on the price of the lobster dinner - it was $22 US for each lobster, not for the two together (oh my!). He also wanted it made clear that the trail up the volcano was 3 1/2 miles one way - so we hiked 7 miles in about 3 hours (with the 3000 ft elevation gain).
Pictures I forgot in my rush to post last night:
This was all we could see of the crater's rim, which is off to the left. We didn't dare stand on the edge, as the fierce wind could easily have pushed us over. It took everything we had, standing with our feet planted wide apart, to just be upright. We waited about 10 minutes, to see if the skies might miraculously clear, but no luck.
We do plan on returning to this island, and we will make another assault on Mt. Soufriere in clear weather!
Goodbye, from another day in paradise!