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Sunshinin’ and Limin’

Feb 6, 2014


Location: Nevis
Author: Jack Pincus
“Limin” is a purely Caribbean concept. The idea is to be very serious about taking it easy. The atmosphere in Nevis is incredibly conducive to a good “Lime”, an experienced “Limer” will start pretty early in the day, finding a suitable spot. The best spot is in public so you can greet friends and make new ones, and is probably in the shade, a setup like this will have you well on your way to a day spent busily doing not much but saying hi, dancing to any available music, and having a good time. The Ocean Star crew are not experienced “Limers”, however, so they didn’t get a chance to start their “Lime” until the afternoon. The morning was spent on an array of outdoor activities. Half of the group headed to Oualie Beach for a horseback ride that wandered from the sea up into the hills. The other half went with our hiking guide/taxi driver/reggae artist, Watusi, to hike to the water source for the island high up in the hills. The hike ended in a pool at the top of a waterfall. After the rigorous morning schedule it was time for “Limin”. Some of the group found themselves in hot springs, others found a nice cafe to sit and sip the local fruit juices. This group of shipmates is well on their way to a full understanding of this aspect of Caribbean culture. Tonight we’re off on a night sail to Montserrat to explore this island so recently ravaged by volcanic eruption.