Sunday, July 31, 2011

Favorite St. Kitts Photographs

My previous St. Kitts posting focused mostly on the birds (and other animals) I was able to photograph during our June family vacation on the lovely Carribean island.  I also want to share my "Top 12" (or so) favorite other (non-bird/animal) pictures. 
The beach at the Marriott Resort where we stayed was very nice.  The sand was clean and wide and the permanent covered structures were much  better than regular beach umbrellas.
The vast Marriott Resort on Frigate Bay as seen from a nearby mountain. The resort is on St. Kitts' Atlantic Ocean side.  The Caribbean Sea is only a 10-minute walk in the other direction.
Undeveloped stretches of beach on St. Kitts can make for interesting photographs too.
                                          Windswept palm trees are irresistible to my camera.
In the photo above, St. Kitt's sister island Nevis is in the background. A short ferry ride will get you to this smaller island.  We didn't make it to Nevis.  Maybe next time!
The mighty Brimstone Hill Fortress is a must-see on St. Kitts.  It's one of the best preserved and largest scale historical British-built forts in the world.  The long drive and hike to the top offers amazing views of the sea and the surrounding island with its rolling landscapes. 
The fort has plenty of firepower and interesting displays and exhibits. The role African slaves played in building and maintaining Brimstone Hill is emphasized.
Love this photo taken near the popular "Strip" area of bars and restaurants. How unusual is that cactus on top of the big rock formation?
This young man tossed a rock into the sea.  Ahh, to be young and growing up on such a beautiful island!
This man also seems to have a pretty good life bathing his horses in the Atlantic Ocean near the Marriott. Horse rides on the beach are available. 
I came across this cross during a drive up the rugged northern Atlantic coastline. Around St. Kitts non-resort areas there are many signs promoting education and AIDS prevention.
The Sky Safari zipline is another must do on St. Kitts!  Expensive yes, but very exciting and exhilarating.
Off I go.....
I loved St. Kitts and would love to return some day.  So much to do and see and a great place to just sit on the beach and bask in this exotic locale.

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