The sail up from Deshaies was actually quite fun because we passed close to Montserrat and the effects of the recent volcanic activity. There were loads of Frigate birds and Boobies hanging around Redonda, zooming through the sails and squawking like crazy.
St.Kitts has been one of my favourite places to visit so far, we’ve walked up a volcano, swam off classic Caribbean beaches, explored fortresses and zip lined through the rainforest. My favourite part has been searching for monkeys that run freely around the island.
The water here is so clear, the beaches are beautiful because of the eccentric colours. On the first beach we visited there was an inflatable water park and Dora and I spent hours jumping and sliding around the place.
When we went zip lining for Dora’s birthday we started at the top of a peak and screamed rather than gracefully meandered our way down the mountain. The views of the sea were extraordinary although they didn’t last very long as we whipped through the trees.
The next day, early in the morning we started on our hike up Mt Liamuiga which is a 3792ft volcano.
It is a 2 hour hike one way and goes through the rainforest and as you get further up you begin to climb up through boulders. The view from the top was extraordinary – the panorama view of lush shrubbery and dominating clouds looming above us. When we reached the viewpoint everyone was quite tired but I was keen to follow a couple more boulders up on to a ridge. After hauling myself up I noticed I would have to show a large rock with a weird looking creature which looked like a rat/beaver/marmot! Sadly, he scuttled off when he heard rustling leaves and we still haven’t been able to work out what it was. So I was left to enjoy the view on my own – you could see much more of the crater and the trees rising up all around.
Our next hop is to Statia for more hiking and snorkelling…