Monday 3 April 2023

St Kitts - a week ago

The national bird of the island is a brown pelican and I was pleased that this was the first thing that we saw when leaving the ship this morning.

I couldn't find anything for us to do close to the ship so we decided to go on an island tour with one of the local guides. This is a case of deja vu as we did exactly the same thing in 2007 when we last visited.

In fact, judging by the creaking and lack of suspension, it was probably the same van.

We set off around the town which was founded in the 1600s, but due to hurricanes and earthquakes over the years, most of the buildings are less than 100 years old.

Best bits was the rum punch at an old sugar cane plantation

and the view of the island.

A nice, bumpy ride back with the sun on our faces and the wind in our hair.

Ps, this all happened a week ago and we have spent the time since then crossing the Atlantic without any WiFi.

We have now hit land again and back to staring at the screens.

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