St. Kitts (St. Christopher) in 8 hours

Upon our arrival in the capital, Basseterre, we once again rented a car, and proceeded to drive the circumference of the tiny island.  At 18 miles long and 5 miles wide, driving around the island is a rather quick affair.  But, we made multiple stops in our travels, including one at Brimstone Hill Fortress, which was designed by British engineers, and built by slaves in the 1600's.  St, Kitts and the neighboring island of Nevis are one country, known as the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.  Even though Nevis is a short ferry ride away, our limited cruise ship stop didn't allow us to visit there also.

The island's original crop was tobacco, but they later switched to sugar cane, which was the primary
Sugar mill kiln
crop on the island for 365 years, until the government closed down the industry in 2005.  Tourism is the primary industry for the island now, but numerous old sugar mill kilns dot the landscape.

 After our sightseeing drive, we moved on to Frigate Bay to hang out in the sun and snorkel in front of the Shipwreck Sand Bar.  A tasty, and reasonably priced lunch, included our use of their chairs and umbrellas.  It wasn't the upscale resort we had experienced in St. Lucia, but still a very pleasant day indeed.

Movarian church- one of many on the island 

Greeter at the port

Brimstone Hill Fortress
Brimstone Hill Fortress
Removing boat from the water, the old-fashioned way.

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