Montserrat in the distance, heavy sea swells
Approaching St. Kitts, pulling up to the pier next to a big ship
It is Boxing Day and St. Kitts is celebrating with a big party in the streets of Bassaterre. Bassaterre was founded in 1627 and has been a center of trade for the eastern Caribbean, becoming capital of the island in 1727 when the British took control from the French.
I wander, enjoy the bands, and take pictures of the festivities. The streets are lined with stalls selling food and beverages and the side streets have bands playing great Caribbean music.
Party in Bassaterre
The large crowds (and inebriated people) are somewhat intimidating and only a few of us venture down the packed streets. We stand out, but people don't pay any attention to us, they just go on enjoying their day.
Meanwhile, back at the cruise boat terminal, Laura and Jennifer have settled in for a beer and I head back and join them.
Relaxing at the terminal
Another relaxing day in paradise.