Blogs from Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Central America Caribbean


Tuesday July 9 - The ferry I took from Nevis to St Kitt's was a much smaller boat than the one I had taken over to Nevis. Because of this, I decided to take the seasickness meds again this morning, but it was still calm and I doubt it was needed. This boat was much faster, and we arrived in 30 minutes. I spent a little time looking for the Leeward Island Charters office, to see if I can find out if they were running their snorkeling trip tomorrow. I didn’t find it, or it wasn’t open yet, I’m not sure which. Either way, I went to the bus station and got on a minibus that looked to be leaving soon. The “bus station” is just a place where the minibusses end their routes and hang ... read more
Buses have names

Sunday March 13th, 2016. Basseterre, St Kitts This was not a long stop so we didn't have time to go to Nevis like we did the last time we were here. Instead we walked into the cruise terminal. D left M trying to find some free internet while he went to look around town. The internet hunt was unsuccessful and D reported back that the town was closed. D took a few pictures of the town and purchased some snacks at a supermarket that happened to be open - he gave the Planters Peanuts a miss at 6 quid for a small drum! We were back on board in time for lunch. We had been invited to a sail away party on the bridge wing to celebrate our impending platinum membership of the Columbus Club. There ... read more
21.  Columbus Platinum Club New Members
20.  D & M at   Columbus Platinum Club Party on Bridge
17.    Columbus Platinum Club Party on Bridge

Monday, June 2, 2014 Super excited today. We are visiting the island of St. Kitts for the first time. I have heard that it is a beautiful island, however never experienced it before. Cindy and I are going on our own tour today, a rain forest hike. Michael and Brian are doing a sea kayake trip and Jenny and Marcus are hiking a 3000 foot volcano. We have a packed day of fun stuff. Cindy and I ate breakfast again in the dining room this morning. I had scrambled eggs again and Cindy had eggs benedict. She says the eggs benedict is spicy. After a quick breakfast we heading off the ship meet our tour on the pier. We noticed there were lots of very large rocks on the shoreline next to where the ship was ... read more
Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor
Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor
Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor - Hot Wax Art work

The past few days have been completely awesome! The carribean is everything that i thought it would be if not better! Everyday i'm in a new, amazing place! And this is my job!!!! Sometimes i cant really believe that all this is real. I know i complained a lot while i was in Canada but that was boring in my eyes, grey, wet and cold, not really something one associates with cruising. But now, its sunny every day, theres music and drinks and food. Theres something beautifull everywhere you look! So far weve been to Half Moon Cay, which is holland america lines private island in the Bahamas, where i got sunburnt and had the outline of my sunglasses on my face for 3 days! Then yesterday was St. Croix. Which was nice but no where ... read more

Still in North Bay but thought I would give you another history/geography lesson re one of the places we visited on the cruise. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is a two island nation that has a prime minister and is governed as a parliamentary democracy, very much like Canada. These islands are situated on the eastern side of the Caribbean Sea. St. Kitts was originally named St. Christopher after explorer Christopher Columbus and eventually abbreviated to St. Kitts. The residents, called Kittitians, speak English with a Caribbean accent. St. Kitts is the larger of the two, spanning 68 square miles. The island covers 23 miles in length and at its widest point five miles across. There are varying terrains that range from semi-arid to rain forest, from flat to nearly impassable. Most of the ... read more
Flowers in the Botanical Gardens at Romney Manor
More Flowers in the Botanical Gardens

OK, it is taking some time to get acclimatized to cruising but I am loving every minute of it. There is just so much to see and do and eat!! If someone, anyone has lost weight on a cruise, they have to be anorexic. The 6 sister + 1 are starting to settle into a good routine of meals, tours, gym time, alone time and taking care of another sister routine. Picture taking has been a challenge as Sister #1 tries to organize us and get the best picture. We did do formal pictures the 2nd night but I think we will give it another try on Friday because no one was completely satisfied with how they looked. Because of the computer systems, I can't upload pics to the blog but Sister #6 has her small ... read more

A couple weeks ago, while I was wandering the craft vendor stalls, I started talking with one of the vendors. He offered to arrange an island tour for crew if I got together the group of people, for a really great price. So today, a group of crew - Logan (theatre tech & my cabin neighbour!), Allison (karaoke host), Denny (pianist), Simon (jazz trio), Chris (showband), Peter (piano bar), Jody & myself - took an island tour of St. Kitts. Even though I'd previously seen a lot of the island in other visits, there was a lot of new things today. It was such a lovely lovely afternoon. In about 3 hours, we circled the entire island. Toured through the city of Basseterre. Visited Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor House. Drove below the hill where Brimstone ... read more
An Old Sugar Mill
Driving Along
The Old Railroad

Thursday, January 17, 2008 The things kids tell you during reading assessments.... Yesterday I was finally able to begin reading assessments with all of the 1st and 2nd grade students at the primary school where I work part time. I’m really curious to see how the results come out overall, and also excited to start the reading program with those who need the most help. I had a couple of interesting conversations in the process though…. Some of the kids came in pretty nervous or really quiet(we pulled them out of class one at a time), so I would talk to them a little before we started, asking questions like “Do you like to read?” “Do you have a favorite book that you’ve borrowed from the library?” (Matt and I set up a library at the ... read more
Lauren at swimming lessons
Peninsula Excursion, 1
Peninsula excursion, 2

We are currently in our first cruise of the Destiny's new itinerary. Thursdays we used to go to St. Lucia, but now we're in St. Kitts. I'd originally had plans to go to the beach today with a friend, but that sort of fell through and then it started raining anyway, so that worked out just fine. When I was on the Legend, we came to St. Kitts quite a few times and I went to various beaches and toured some sites. But I'd never actually walked around Basseterre, the town right where the ship docks. So I decided today would be a good day for it and Jody decided to join me. We wandered the streets and explored various churches. One, a Catholic cathedral had it's doors wide open and we went in and looked ... read more
Indepedence Square
Looking Up at The Cathedral
The Mystery Church

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