Saba and St. Kitts & Nevis

We got into Saba at night. It was pitch black and a little difficult to find a ball.  We picked up a mooring ball and then went to bed. The next day, we woke up and realized how amazing the island looked. It was a straight cliff coming out of the water. We even heard goats while we were eating breakfast.

 

We picked up Pura Vida and took our dinghy with our friends on Britican to check into the country. The waves were giant! We all got soaking wet. We checked in, and then we arranged for an island tour. Our guide showed us towns and mountains.

 

We decided to hike to Mount Scenery, so the guide dropped us off at the trail. The trail was really steep uphill and the stairs were close together and three feet high. We climbed 1064 steps all the way up to the tippy top. When we looked out from the top,  expecting to see a stunning view, all we saw was white cloud.

 

We went all the way back down and ate lunch in town. Afterwards, we got ice cream. We stopped by the airport and found out that it was the shortest commercial runway in the world. It was so small! We saw some more pretty views and towns, and then our tour was over. We came back to our boats and prepared to leave the next morning. We untied early morning and left Saba.

 We arrived at St. Kitts by late afternoon. That night we had a party with all our friends from Britican, Pura Vida, Vela, Carpe Ventum, Savanna, and Temerity. We did dunking contests, and then we all decided to dunk the guy dunking us. That  day we didn’t really do anything. At night we had a potluck, and we served mahi mahi, lion fish, chicken, and other wonderful things.

 

The next day we rented a car with Britican and Temerity. We did some shopping while the moms and Temerity went on a hike. We ate lunch at this really cool place where they turned shipping containers into restaurants. After that, we picked up the people who went on the hike and headed for the fort.

 

When we got to the fort, we looked around a bit. Then, Simon said he was feeling dizzy, so he laid down. After about five minutes, he said he was okay and got up again. After a few seconds of standing, he fainted. We called the ambulance. They got him to the hospital. We met up with them at the hospital. Then we took Sienna (Simon’s daughter) out for ice cream to make her feel better. We went grocery shopping and then came back to the hospital to pick up Kim and Simon. We went back to the boat at the end of the day worn out. The next day, we took the big boat over to another anchorage in St. Kitts where there was an inflatable, floating obstacle course. Britican got a new person on their boat, Doewe , (like wow-ah except with a D. D-ow-a)  who was staying with them for two months. We played on the obstacle course for about 3 hours before we were tired. Then, we took the big boat back and went to sleep. The next day we left St.Kitts.

We headed towards Nevis, another island (part of same country as St. Kitts). The first day we went to the beach and hung out with Britican. The Nevis locals really like their music loud. We had trouble sleeping from a mile away from the music. The next day, we decided to go to the hot springs of Nevis with Britican. We asked for directions to the hot springs, and a local told us to look behind the gas station. We found the gas station, and surprisingly, there was a hot tub. There was a sign saying that the water was 110*F . The sign was right because it was really, really, really, hot. After about 5 minutes, we got out and headed home. That night the adults went to a really fancy and expensive restaurant while the kids stayed home alone on Rondo. We mostly played video games with Sienna the whole night. Once they came home, all they did was talk about how good the food was. I wish I could say the same about a hot dog wrapped in a tortilla. We spent another day at the beach and then left Nevis the next morning.  

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