Locations: Charleston & Qualie Beach (Nevis), Shitten Bay, South Friars Bay & Basseterre (St. Kitts)
Highlights: Flying Gurnards, Hiking & Old Plantation Ruins, 3rd Maui Maui catch, Beach Activities/Sports
Description of Highlights:
•Flying gurnards – When we arrived at Charleston and jumped in for a swim there were several of these fish on the ocean bottom and because the water was so clear we could see them and all of their beautiful colors. This fish is so unique because it combs the sand for food and to scare off it predators it expands huge fins that look like butterfly wings….not sure how scientific that explanation is but you can always Google it to find out more!
•Hiking & Old Plantation Ruins – We set out for a hike with the visitors map which looked like it would be very clearly marked trails….think again, it looked like it was kept up at one time but when we hiked it was like being in Del Rio or Nixon, Texas with all of the Huisache and prickly plants. At least it reminded us of home the big difference being it is an Island and that there are wild monkeys running all over, you don’t find that at home!
•3rd Maui Maui Catch – The biggest yet 25lbs bull Maui Maui. So much meat and we did a really good job of not letting much of it go to waste.
•Beach Activities/sports – Volleyball and a new game for us, Speedmitton. We had a fun time enjoying being active and on land versus the boat. We saw a large number of Monkeys and Mongoose outside the “Shipwreck” restaurant. We had lobster for lunch, again provided by the sea!