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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS


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We approached the pier in Basseterre, delayed again during the night crossing

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The Shore Excursion staff does an amazing job - rescheduling their tours when delays happen. Today we both escorted excursions around the island. The Southeast peninsula and the island of Nevis are in the distance.

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Trees filled with egrets - what a beautiful sight!

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The 18th Century Fairview House and Botanical Garden has been beautifully restored.

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Every day is wash day in this tropical climate!

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At the beautiful Romney Gardens we saw a demonstration of the process of making batik fabric and had a chance to enjoy the beautiful flowers and rare plants in the gardens.

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Hello to our grandchildren from Mor Mor and Opa! Romney Manor was once owned by Sam Jefferson, the great-great-grandfather of President Thomas Jefferson. The terraced gardens have evolved over centuries.

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790 feet above the sea is Brimstone Hill Fortress, fully restored and now a National Park and World Heritage Site.

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The first cannons were mounted here in 1690 in an effort to defeat the French occupation in Ft. Charles on the coast below. It took the British 100 years to complete the fortress.

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Cute catches the eye - the green monkey outnumbers the island population 2 to 1!

Posted by Swenigale 11:36 Archived in St Kitts/Nevis

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