Monday, April 16, 2012

ST. KITTS BY LAND

ST. KITTS SCENIC RAIL - APRIL 2011
"ARRIVAL - Early morning arrival to Basseterre"
"COLOURFUL BASSETERRE"
"ST. KITTS SCENIC RAIL - The Last Railway in the West Indies, built between 1912 and 1926 to transport sugar cane from the sugar plantations to the sugar factory in Basseterre, makes a 18 mile narrow gauge train trip that provides you with an opportunity to experience the scenery and culture of St. Kitts. Leaving Needsmust station, the train is soon surrounded by fields of sugar cane"
"MOUNT LIAMUIGA - The railway winds around the slopes of Mt. Liamuiga"
"VILLAGE - The journey covers village life"
"FIELDS - Including tobacco"
"PALMS, PINEAPPLES AND BANANA TREES"
"TYPICAL CARIBE"
"HOUSES & CHURCHES"
"MANSION VILLAGE"
"BLACK SAND BEACHES"
"VISTAS OF ST. EUSTATIUS"
"MOO - ST. EUSTATIUS"
"ST. PAUL & BELLEVUE - Including the Old Anglican Church at Bellevue"

44 comments:

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! The advantage of a cruise, among others, is that the hotel travels by night and every morning you get a new spot to visit... ;)
St. Kitts and Nevis is a wonderful island to travel around!! Enjoy and have a great week ahead!

Ola said...

the view over the port is amazing but the mountains look also impressive!

Life and travelling
Cooking

shooting star said...

what a lovely place...love the greenery!!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

[G@ttoGiallo] said...

Lovely place to stay for a week, at least...

Nikon said...

Great photos, Gil, I especially like the shots of the sea and St.Eustatius. Those are great shots.
The island doesn't look very overcrowded, that's a nice change!

Light and Voices said...

I love these scenic views.
Joyce M

magiceye said...

that was so wonderful!!
thank you!!

alicesg said...

Look like a nice place to relax and enjoy without all the stress of a city life. Thanks for dropping by my travel blog. Have a nice weekend.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of interesting place.

BLOGitse said...

Wonderful memories again, so green.
Greetings from half sunny half rainy Helsinki. Next week it'll be officially spring here... :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

that is one "sweet" train ride Gil! :)

Ruby said...

Awesome pictures. I love the vistas and the beach shots. Cheers, Ruby

magda said...

Hi Trotter!
You are the most traveled friend of mine!!!
I am delighted for you!
Your pictures are fantastic!!!!
Glad to SEE ....
Many greetings
Have a wonderful weekend!
The wheather here is very nice, spring! (27o C)

Pietro said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful views, Gil! Great images and collages indeed, and those beaches are so fascinating!
Happy weekend :-)

yyam said...

You sure know how to pick'em. Another cool place to visit. Love the pics!

Have a fabulous weekend! :)

Cergie said...

Un petit train utilitaire transformé en train touristique, si je comprends bien. Une manière de voir le paysage à un rythme et d'un point de vue différent. Puis de retour à l'hôtel après une bonne douche se gorger de fruits exotiques... Le bonheur !

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello,

Awesome photos and scenery,very attractive colors and beautiful places.

Best wishes,
Joseph

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wonderful pics from St.Kitts. Looks like you are having a wonderful vacation.

Emery Roth II said...

Lovely composition of palms. There is a photo of what looks to be an old chimney and, apart from it, some kind of oven maybe. Do you know what they are far? Thanks for the tour. Happy cruising.

A Lady's Life said...

This was so refreshing. I could feel the warm wind and breath in the salty air.
I would have loved to see what kind of black sand this was on the beach.
Such a nice life to be able to live there.
:)

juka14 said...

Fantastic place, especially St. Eustatius!

Peter Olson said...

Another place which obviously has been disputed by the Spanish the French, the English… during centuries! Easy to understand when one sees your photos!

rochambeau said...

St. Paul and Bellevue,
Such beautify to behold through the eyes of you and Mrs. Trotter.

xox
Constance

leo said...

Train ride, yeayyy!!!! Mansions look incredible. What's missing are wild animals roaming around bcos it does look a bit like somewhere in Africa. I think I watch too much tv :// thanx for visiting my half hearted entry blog. Haven't got much time updating it. You have a good weekend.

Mariposa said...

Hello GMG!!

Sorry for the long absence! Gorgeous pics as usual. Just updated my blog :)

Ron said...

Very nice post, that train ride sure looks relaxing and very scenic.

Thérèse said...

Sauvage et en meme temps bien touristique a ce qu'il transparait sur ce blog.
Mais je m'y interesse mais ton billet n'est pas apparu sur ma liste...
J'avais vu une publicite pour Basse Terre quand nous etions a Miami, je pense qu'il doit y avoir des lignes directes de la.
De quoi rever de vacances tranquilles.

Gattina said...

Beautiful landscape !

eye in the sky said...

I love the way the colors complement with each other, the way the blues work well with the greens. And those art deco style buildings are such visual delights.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I see you are on a cruise again, Gil! The Virgin Islands are all beautiful --enjoy your visits to each one. St. Kitts and Nevis look beautiful --so green and lush.

SusuPetal said...

Wonderful scenery, Gil.

I've been away from blog life for quite a while, been doing quite bad, but hopefully I'm now back.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Oh, such lovely snaps.

The green is so refreshing, the blue is so scintillating!

Deslilas said...

Tout au contraire, tes posts sont si remarquables que j'en reste la plupart du temps bouche bée ( et je ne les commente pas très souvent, ce qui est un tort).
Bon week end !

A Lady's Life said...

Wow! Looks like you have serious business at home but enjoy your parents as you will miss them once they are gone.
Havent' heard from you in a while and wondered what happened. Hope your wife is better with her elbow. I fell and broke my wrist so I know the drill and its not very pleasant lol Don't recommend it to any one lol
The photos, as usual, are great.
Glad you're back :)

Paz said...

As usual, wonderful montage. Thanks for stopping by. I was just thinking about you. xoxo

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! It has been a long absence, but things have been a bit hard: father 95, mother almost 91 doing radiotherapy, wife broke right elbow and I’m consuming some much needed holidays to take care of all this...
Anyhow, thanks for your support and for your comments that keep this blog alive!!

Ola,
My favourites are the views of St. Eustatius...

Star,
Indeed!!

G@tto,
One week? Well, in good company, ok... ;)

Paul,
They’re my favourites also!! St Eustatius makes a fabulous photo spot!!

Joyce,
Me too...

Magic,
My pleasure!!

Alice,
Relax is the appropriate word for the Caribbean...

Trotter said...

Part Two,

Rajesh,
Thanks!

Blogitse,
Oh dear, how far that spring is... ;)

Lynn,
I missed some sugar cane to chew... ;)

Ruby,
You’re a girl of good taste!!

Magda,
Thanks! I’m a bit stuck right now... ;)

Pietro,
My pleasure!!

Yvonne,
It’s your eyes, not my camera...

Trotter said...

Part Three,

Lucie,
En plus, l’hôtel se promène pendant la nuit et le lendemain on est déjà à une autre destination… ;)

Joseph,
Thanks! Great that you liked it…

Ram,
One and a half years ago…

Ted,
It seems those were the chimneys of the sugar cane factories…

Lady,
Volcanic origin of the black sand…

Juka,
Fully agreed!!

Peter,
You’re absolutely right!! Amazingly the Portuguese wee a bit out of those disputes… With Brazil and Angola they had enough to care…

Trotter said...

Part Four,

Constance,
My pleasure!!

Leo,
Not the big five, but you’ll catch some birds… ;)

Mariposa,
You’re always welcome!!

Ron,
Truly relaxing!!

Thérèse,
Si non directe, au moins via Puerto Rico…

Gattina,
Indeed!!

Eye,
After seeing your colours, the guys are apprentices… ;)

Trotter said...

Part Five, and final, for the time being...

Pat,
Oh dear, that was in April 2011... ;)

Susu,
It’s always great to have you back!!

Anapuma,
Thanks!!

Daniel,
Merci!! Du cœur...

Lady,
Thanks!! Things will hardly improve with aging... ;)

Paz,
Thanks!!
xoxo

seema gupta said...

I never visited, "BLACK SAND BEACHES", so wonderful images, I am lost.

Regards

Trotter said...

Seema,
There are many black sand beaches around the World! Maybe you should try Porto Pim Bay in the Island of Faial, Azores, Portugal...

Will said...

I lived in St. Kitts when I was serving in the Peace Corps. Sometimes I'll get nostalgic and look up pictures of St. Kitts. Imagine my surprise when I come across your blog and see the house I lived in!

It's the top center photo in the "St. Paul & Bellevue" photos. The house is owned by Mr. Edwards and I lived in the lower apartment in the ocean side. It was arguably the best house for any volunteer serving in the Caribbean.

Thanks for the memories!

Trotter said...

Hi Will!
Amazing...
All those pictures were taken from the tourist train...