Nevis is a beautiful island - having arrived in the dark on Monday, we
awoke the next day to views of a beautiful palm tree lined beach with golden
sand and a mountainous backdrop.
We decided to go for a walk with Paul, Fi, Ems and Ollie from Blase
yesterday, and hiked up to the watersource above Golden Rock. It took us
around six hours in all and we saw some amazing rainforest on the way
up. We obtained maps from a local hotel and set off around 9.00am,
before the heat of the day was at its fullest.
The Golden Rock Inn, an old rum distillery with
There were many beautiful plants, including some magnificent ferns.
We saw around 50 heliconia flowers growing wild. The ones in the
picture are red but we also saw yellow ones:
The hike involved us reversing down a steep slope, holding onto a rope, and
climbing up a 120 foot rusty ladder. We went up the ladder individually in
case it gave way. Below is a picture of Pip on the ladder (about halfway
up), although it is hard to see her.
Alice, Ems, Charlie and Pip at the Source
On the way back down we passed some little houses:
We passed through further woodland, with many butterflies and plants.
Banyan Tree with amazing roots - look out, or they will
Pom-Pom plant (named by us)
We also saw lots of African Green Monkeys:
On our way back to the boat we passed a fisherman who had an amazing catch
of dolphin fish. He had caught these using lures made from flying fish,
and had around 15 large fish in his boat.