April 13, 2009
CITIZENS OF ST. KITTS are called Kittians. The island is 68 square miles. About 13 square miles bigger than our homeport Friday Harbor, WA., aka San Juan Island. The primary money used is EC (Eastern Caribbean) but US dollars work too. $22 USD would be $57 EC. Above is a typical street scene in Basseterre the capital of St. Kitts. Notice they drive on the left hand side of the road.
THE beer of the Caribbean Carib declears although there are many others.
This woman’s fruits and veggies were very fresh. That’s her spot.
Co-cathedral Immaculate Conception.
Same Church, pretty impressive. Interior of the church.
Vendors are everywhere.
Everywhere! Got curls?
Rastamon. “These shoes are made for walkin’.”
Another drive round de drive around. Clock Tower located at The Circus.
Lots of One Way streets for the traffic really piles up. Especially when the cruise ships are in.
Bird of Paradise. Traveller’s Palm.
Van Goah & Absente! (No wonder . . .) Stop. Alto. Arret.
Dried tobaco leaves for sale.
Peeled coconuts for sale.
Veggies for sale. (Notice the scale: what you buy is weighed and quoted to you in EC prices. Three carrots could be $2.70 EC, which would be $1.00 USD (US dollars).
Whatnots for sale.
Chef. Not for sale.
Water fountain in Independence Square. Cute lion, huh!
(This post is dedicated to the real estate broker Kent Meeker (KMI) in Friday Harbor, WA. Hey Kent, they say St. Kitts is a good place to invest!)