St Kitts - 17.18N 62.43W
Peter and Avril Brookes
Fri 30 Mar 2012 18:59
We arrived in St Kitts after a superb sail up from Nevis. The wind was on the beam and we sped along. On arrival we chose to berth in Port Zante marina to avoid the swell outside. The marina is snug, and surrounded by high walls.
The marina is adjacent to the cruise ship dock, and with 3 cruise ships in at the same time, the vicinity was rather busy.
Just outside the marina and cruise ship terminal is a shopping mall newly built to cater for the tourists, selling tee-shirts, duty free alcohol and jewellery. This was described by some other “yachties” as rather Disney like.
To get a true flavour of St Kitts we spent time walking around the original town of Basseterre.
Friday night was obviously disco night. Two bars were competing for volume until late into the evening, but all in all it was a very peaceful stop, and very convenient for getting ashore.