Monday, 22 January 2018

A fortnight in the Caribbean - Part 2

 We are still reminiscing about our holiday in Nevis before Christmas see (Part 1), so here are a few more photos taken around the island.
The foot ferry terminal in Charlestown, (the capital of Nevis) at a quiet time!. Ferries make the 15 minute trip back and forth to St.Kitts several times a day, mainly, it appeared, transporting workers to and from their homes.
P.S. I have just been reminded that the crane was made in Birmingham and possibly the anchor below.

A mural near the terminal.

An anchor, also close by, provides a nautical flavour.

Memorial Square, in the centre of Charlestown was decorated for Christmas, but sadly it only looked at its best with the lights on at night.

The Square has a memorial in the centre (see on the left of this photo) which pays tribute and honour to the soldiers of Nevis who gave their lives in WWI and WWII. 

On the edge of Charlestown is the Jewish Cemetery.

Further information on a useful tourist board.

As it says above, stones are left on the graves by visitors, letting the spirits know they were there.

Nevis racecourse, situated on the coast, away from most of the built-up areas.  We gather this facility used to provide a great day out  for the local population, watching horses and jockeys on the track.  Unfortunately, it closed down a number of years ago and is now just an abandoned area left to the mercy of the elements, with weeds growing and animals roaming around!

Look at the fabulous view with Nevis peak (3,200 feet or 985 metres high) towering in the background.  The mountain is a potentially active volcano, though no eruptions are recorded.  There are also hot springs on the island, more of which to follow in another post!

The only equine existence at the race course was this donkey and foal.

Other animal life grazing nearby at the race course, with an egret watching out for food.

More car wrecks littering the countryside; see Part 1

Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) . Apparently one of the very best flycatchers.  We could do with them here during the summer months!

Geckos are everywhere!

I just liked this shot of the half moon seen through the leaves of a palm tree!



Also see my daily diary HERE


and My Life Before Charente (updated  25 September 2016) I will get back to this eventually! 

20 comments:

  1. I've not been to either island and I glad that they didn't get much damage. I can't believe all the abandoned cars on the island. You would at least think that they would all be put in one spot. Hopefully they will get that car crusher.

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    1. Karen there are abandoned cars everywhere!!! It would be good if they manage to crush a few and take them away. Interesting holiday :-) Enjoy your week Diane

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  2. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these, Diane. You took some wonderful photo's on your trip. I agree about the abandoned vehicles; such a shame!

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks for the comment Sally and for the visit here, appreciated. Maybe one day the cars will get crushed and disappear, but until that day they will just keep multiplying!!! Not a very big island to hide them all on! Have a good day and the remainder of the week Diane

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  3. Wow! What amazing photos. Thank you so much for sharing these photos and introducing us to the place.

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    1. Thanks so much, quite a few more photos to come yet. Glad you are enjoying the series. Have a great weekend Diane

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  4. That anchor is huge! It reminds me of the one we saw in South Korea. I have never been to Caribbean but I hope someday I could explore its beauty. For now, I am content with what I see through your blog.

    Keep safe.

    Rose

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    1. Thanks Rose, good to hear from you. I never thought I would ever go to the Caribbean so it was a fun trip for us with great weather. Take care Diane

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  5. Great photos, Diane! Love the mural and the animals, and interesting with the stones for the spirits. Island buildings look so colorful with all their pastel shades. Nice of you to share your adventures, Diane!

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    1. It is an interesting place. Great for a holiday, the people who live there are all so friendly, but we found that being on an island for any length of time would not suit us. We like to get out and about too much and see new places. Hope all is well Pam. Diane

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  6. after the weather we've been having, an island looks so good -- looks like you had a splendid time in the Caribbean -- I've never been to Nevis.

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    1. Deana Nevis weather was perfect. 30C during the day and 22C at night, we loved it. Great place for a holiday but we would not like to live on an island! Have a great weekend Diane.

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  7. An interesting post with some great photos. I like the diversity of critters too. I hope you can get over your cough soon. Take care Diane.

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    1. It is an interesting place and we found the weather to be just perfect in November and December when we were there. I also hope the cough goes soon it is frustrating that it goes on and on! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Daine

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  8. The birds are beautiful its a shame about the car bodies. My nephew lives on St Lucia.

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    1. The birds were interesting there and new to me. How did St Lucia manage re the cyclones in 2017? St Kitts and Nevis were the lucky ones with very little damage. T'other Diane

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    2. St lucia is even further south and they missed out from any serious damage luckily. 8 years blogging, congrats. I think I have been with you for many of those years. I must check up. Yep just checked I have been with Blogspot since 2008 wow that's 10 years, before that I was with Bigpond Big blog for a year or more. I've enjoyed following your journey. Hope you are feeling better now.

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    3. Delighted to hear that they also missed serious damage. We had a friend on the BVI who said they were in a total disaster zone! Thanks for being with me all the way and for following the 3 main blogs. I must get back to My Life Before but time is always short!! T'other Diane

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  9. It must have broken your heart to see that race track unused and overgrown. Like the moon shot.

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    1. It was sad I would have enjoyed a day at the races! Diane

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