A Tour of Nevis

Nevis is a tiny island of 12,000 people. Located south of St. Kitts. Together they form the two island country of St. Kitts and Nevis, though they both maintain separate island governments. Europeans began coming to Nevis in the early 1600’s. Fruit and sugar were exported and plantations were built. Many have gone to ruin…

Guadeloupe

Many times we sailed past the main island of Guadeloupe and only stopped for a quick stay in Deshaies, and then we’d be off to Ilses Des Saintes, the archipelago just to the south. Deshaies is a pretty town on the northwest coast which every cruiser loves because of its nice protected harbor. The botanical…

Passage to Pointe A Pitre

We delayed leaving Isles des Saintes for Pointe A Pitre waiting for squalls to pass. When we left we motored east into the wind wanting to get the worst behind us. An hour later we were full sails up heading northeast to the main island of Gaudeloupe. The island is shaped like a butterfly and…

Isles des Saintes

The first thing we do in Iles des Saintes is get used to the French ways of doing things. The shops open at 8 or 9, whether it’s groceries, clothes, trinkets or government. They close their shutters at noon sharp, as the restaurants set tables on sidewalks, and frame entrances with chalkboards touting plat de…

Sundays in Paradise

Sundays on most islands is still considered a day of rest, usually the only businesses open are those run by Chinese. On Nevis, this is true also, except for the restaurants that cater to tourist. The season is short and they have to catch them while they can. We had moored Corcovado off the Four…

Charleston, Nevis

We’ve been to Nevis once before and I’m glad we took the time to come back. The city of Charleston has preserved the old English architecture well. Many buildings built from stone, dates back to the days of Lord Nelson when the stone came from England as ballast for their boat, they needed the weight…

Passage to Colombier

I love sitting on deck as the sun rises. It’s a perfect start to the day. I usually climb through the hatch in the berth at the bow so that I won’t disturb Bill’s sleep. Yesterday, I wanted to have my tea and listen to the birds on Grand Islet one last time before we…