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Exploring Nevis by Horseback and Bicycle!

Jan 26, 2013

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Location: Nevis
Author:Captain Jack

After last nights arrival in Nevis the crew was eager to explore the steep volcanic slopes of the island rising from the anchorage in front of them. After breakfast the crew headed in to the Charlestown, the only town on Nevis.

Part of the crew decided to explore the island on horseback. Riding through the thick jungle, along sleepy roads, and onto the beach they were able to see the best that Nevis had to offer. The other part of the crew headed off on bicycles on an ambitious circumnavigation of the entire island. Heading off in a clockwise direction on the approximately circular coast road they pedaled their way to the high point on the road at the Golden Rock Inn. The Golden Rock Inn is a former sugar plantation nestled into the valleys high up on Mt. Nevis. The cycling crew decided to take a long lunch break at the plantation turned resort and take in the views and quiet setting.

The end of the day was finished off in fine style at Sunshines restaurant. Sunshines is the local favorite set right on the west-facing beach, a great place to watch the sun sink into the waves. The chef had a twenty-pound snapper on hand, and flame-grilled it whole for the crew of Ocean Star. The crew ended the night listening to reggae on the beach under a full moon.