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... police station, magistrates court, supermarket, schools etc etc.
We finally arrived at the Botanical Gardens and wow we were not disappointed the gardens had eight acres of the most diverse planted tropical landscape to be found in the Islands. It was immaculate and the 6 gardeners who work there were around greeting everybody and if you needed any questions answered they were more than happy to try and help.
Our guide was very informative giving the names of all the ...
Statia is a tropical island mountain. The highest peak is now a dormant volcano. This volcano is quite obvious, it looks like the top has been blown off! The exploration of Statia started the following afternoon. We played ‘'who’s king’’ on a giant chess board. Mommy and I won the first round and the second was a draw. That night we got dessert at a restaurant called ''Blue Bead’’. I ...
... the pictures. Well, another walk down a rain foresty trail to meet the taxi driver and then a driving tour of the beautiful island. There is in fact only one road traversing the island, winding tortuously around the hills. And being totally in keeping with everything else, they named it 'The Road.' Now don't you think that's original. At times we all had our heart in our mouths. But it was just so beautiful.
The high seas had not really abated;and our next port of ...
It's Fi back for a quick blog post on my time on St Eustatias, or Statia as it's commonly known. As most of you know I've been planning to do this volunteer project since around December last year but held off in the hope of seeing baby turtles and sharing the experience with a few more volunteers.
Statia was perfect for us as we are there every 3 weeks or so on the ship, making it a quick and cheap jump ...
... it comes to ceramics because I feel like I don't know enough about them to be any kind of useful. I'm learning, though! Today we sorted some old 18th and 19th century potteries and metals including old nails and even an old pair of tweezers. Some of the metals are so corroded we can't identify them, but a lot are in surprisingly good shape, as are the potteries. Glaze preserves like you wouldn't believe.
Friday we hiked down to one of our other ...