The Shortest Tour of Basseterre, St. Kitts on Record

We did disembark and waded through a sea of tour hawkers looking to sell us a tour of this and a tour of that. Endless numbers of men and women with signs and placards, looking to entice the ship passenger who didn’t book a tour with the ship, which we concluded are many.

Very typical row of shops designed for the tourist, t-shirts and duty free booze.

Once through the arch of the red brick museum alleyway was the real downtown, mobbed every step of the way. Beautiful cobblestone sidewalks but that was about all we could see because we were one sardine in a can of hundreds walking.

We looked at each other, nodded, and walked back to the ship. Such pathetic tourists we are.

It goes back to our days living on Martha’s Vineyard and we’d snark at the day trippers who’d take the ferry into Oak Bluffs, walk Circuit Avenue, get a Flying Carousel or Giordano’s T-shirt, get back on the ferry and tell their friends they’d seen MVY. We love to sightsee but getting off a cruise ship is not our idea of seeing a destination. Lucky for us we’ve been to Nevis and St. Kitts. Me, first time back in the mid 1960s, the plane out of Nevis was a DC3. We can see the St. Kitts airport from our balcony and some large planes have taken off so I guess one can fly non-stop here, probably from San Juan or Miami.

It’s a gorgeous sunny day. We’ll read and sun. Not too bad a day, eh?

4 thoughts on “The Shortest Tour of Basseterre, St. Kitts on Record

  1. Your travel comments, pictures and query’s are very interesting and go a long way to defrost this hearty New Englander. Sort of living your warmth in absentia although my heated throw blanket helps. At least the sun is out here, too.
    Glad you liked Nothing To Envy.

    1. Loved the book Jane. I read it straight through and am still thinking of every one who the author profiled. Such great stories of life. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. You have surely reached the end of the modern media world.
    I see NO ONE, NADA, ZIP person gazing at their phone!
    It looks like zombie land…..not a hand held phone in sight!

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