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Saint Kitts and Nevis Travel Blog› entry 6 of 6 › view all entries
March 22nd, 2007 – by: seventy6daytripper
....Our last day in the Caribbean would see us return to the country of St. Kitts and Nevis. This time, we'd be returning on the southern side...in Nevis. First of all....the ship, as small as it was, couldn't even dock at the shore, so we were ferried from the boat to the shore early in the morning. We had heard that there was a hiking trail deep into the mountain, so we found a cab as soon as we landed on shore. The cab took us downtown and up around the outlying villages.
Anyways, the trek started off with a full supply of water, snacks, and a burden of a backpack to carry around. I felt ready for an excursion unlike any other. It started off pretty easy...wide, graveled paths at the foot of the mountain.....trailing off into muddy, grassy terrain that got narrower. Then we saw monkeys. Yeah....no big deal. Just some monkeys hanging out....so that was cool. First time seeing 'wild' monkeys, haha. So, the trip continued up the mountain.
As the trail continued, it became steeper, with less width between mountain and cliff edge. And this wasn't a national park we were at, so there wasn't exactly any kind of safety precaution taken to ensure our safety. So, naturally, we felt a little unsafe as we trekked over boulders taller than we were and tree roots thicker than our waists. The scenery was worth it though. The weight on my back was worth it. Spurt of the moment spring break plans, not knowing what I was getting myself into, culminated to this hike.
When we finally reached the end of the trail, a huge ladder and waterfall (the ladder was huge, not the waterfall, haha) were waiting for us. We trekked up the huge, unsafe, rusting ladder, and found, to our pleasure, the source. The source of all the water we had seen along the way, started in a pool, no larger than an a pool you'd have in your backyard. It was crystal clear and probably potable, though I didn't find out. After our stay at the source, we decided it was time to head back down the mountain to make sure we could catch a cab at the base of it.
At the bottom, we thankfully found a cab that took us back to the dock. There was still daylight, so we didn't wanna call it a day yet and retire to our boat, so we stopped at a nearby cafe and had dinner. I couldn't believe it when I saw ESPN on TV. I couldn't believe it when I saw a TV for that matter, haha. I refrained from watching it, though. We were on vacation, in the Caribbean, and that was the last thing I wanted to see.
After waiting patiently on the dock for the ferry to arrive, we were taken back to the boat and greeted by the ship 'captain' as we made our way up to the rooms.
After the races (that sounds so weird to say on a boat), the party didn't stop. The DJ was back, the steel drums were out, and we were ready to party hard on our last night in the Caribbean. Tomorrow we would be arriving back in St. Maarten and headed back to the U, S, and A. I don't really have much to say about this part forward, because I don't exactly remember much after the races. But I know I had a great time, as did everyone else. Just a bunch of friends enjoying time away from school on spring break together.
Isn't that what it's supposed to all be about? What a great trip. Here's hoping I get lucky again next spring break!
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