Day 5: St. Kitts

Rainbow over St. Kitts

St Kitts and Nevis are volcanic islands in the West Indies that constitute one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The west side borders the Caribbean Sea and the east coast faces the Atlantic. About 98% of the residents are literate and the residents call themselves Kittitians.

St. Kitts

As we arrived Basseterre, there was a rainbow arching the sea and the black rocks and black sand that characterize this volcanic island. There is a scenic railroad ride that interested us because it would give us an opportunity to see the entire country. This one-of-a-kind narrow gauge railroad was built almost a century ago to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the sugar mills in the capital, Basseterre. It would have been fun riding in the open-air double-deck railcars through the rainforests and through the small villages and farms. Once again, Dennis was not up to the trip. There is a lot to do in St. Kitts and we hope to return to this beautiful island.

Rescue Drill

Once a week when in port, the ship trains the crew. We watched from our deck as the crew attempted to rescue the dummy or learned how to manipulate the lifeboats. It is a relief to know that everyone undergoes this training.

Our next two days are sea, so there will be little to report. Thank you for following us on this relaxing and restorative cruise.

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Jane V. Blanchard

I am an award-winning author of the "Woman On Her Way" book series, writing about my travel adventures. For more information on the books, please visit I started the "Woman On Her Way" travel blog in 2013 to share my experiences as I explored 13 countries with my husband, traveling by ship, foot, bike, bus, train, and plane. Dennis and I continue to make memories and hope you will enjoy following along.

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