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!