|Map of St. Kitts (source of original map image)|
We took a tour of the island, stopping at a few historic and scenic sites along the way. Our first stop on our tour was Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor. Batik is the wax-resist technique of hand-dyeing designs on fabric ("batik" also refers to the decorated fabric itself). The design appears on both sides of the fabric. They had several stages of a design on display as well.
|A completed batik|
|Wax on an unfinished batik|
Brimstone Hill Fortress, also known as "The Gibraltar of the West Indies", is more than 300 years old and sits on a 40-acre hilltop 780 feet above sea level. This was the main attraction of our tour.
|Looking up at Brimstone Hill Fortress from the parking area|
|Stairs leading up to the fortress (note the clever reuse of old cannons)|
|Entrance to the fortress|
|Facing northwest; Saba is visible in the distance|
|Facing east, toward Mt. Liamuiga, which is the island's tallest peak at 3,793 ft|
Our last stop on our tour of the island was at Timothy Hill, near Frigate Bay (slightly southeast of Basseterre). There is an isthmus connecting the island mainland to a small peninsula.
|View of North Frigate Bay from Timothy Hill|
|View of Atlantic side of isthmus from Timothy Hill|
Well, that's about all for St. Kitts!