They had to mix in one mainstream port of call during our two week cruise just to remind us how fortunate we have been to visit the unspoiled destinations that Windstar takes you to. Rob and I have been here many times before. There were five ships in port this day. #Sponsored
We thought we would find a taxi or a tour to take us to the fort and the rum factory. Disappointingly they wanted way more than we were willing to spend for that experience.
So a wandering architectural tour is what we would do once again!
I love Caribbean Architecture, in all its weatherbeaten glory!
The colors are what really makes it different from what we are used to.
When was the last time you saw a pink home?
Three palms in a row satisfy the design rule of odd numbers in repetition..
We noted the location of the street grill that had lobster – perhaps we would return for lunch.
Keeping one eye open for a hardware store we headed up the hill toward St George’s Anglican Church. The last time we were here you were able to climb up the bell tower for a 360 view of the town. Rob wanted a 360 camera shot from there for our YouTube channel. Unfortunately there was now a woman guarding the entrance and charging admission.
Just my opinion but this place is really becoming greedy a couple bucks would’ve been fine but they wanted five per person for the bell tower 10 per person for the fort, and 40 per person for a ride! (February 2018)
The door to the church had really cool hinges ha ha photos are still free! I don’t mind paying for stuff but we need to justify a fair value.
We enjoy the wandering architectural tour as much is anything anyhow! We got into a neighborhood that really showcases local life.
The chicken posed for me and then turned and ran away…
This micro housing overlooks the beach!
￼At the next corner we turned and headed toward the water. After descending the stairs I just had to turn around and snap a photo – talk about grand!
I also paused to catch a shot of the ship from the waters edge – even a bad photo is pretty cool!
Rob is playing with his 360fly camera check out our YouTube channel for examples of his work.
When you sail with #Windstar for two weeks or more you get complementary laundry service so don’t worry Rob isn’t wearing the same T-shirt every day without getting it laundered! apparently it’s his new favorite!
We followed the water’s edge, up to the ferry port then wandered through a food market that smelled like burning cannabis. Then returned for a lobster lunch.
Two beers, a container filled with salad, steamed vegetables and a healthy portion of rice and beans complemented the lobsters nicely. We pulled up a bucket and sat on the sidewalk to eat.
After lunch we wandered over to the town Square where we sat in the shade for a bit.
Deciding we had seen all there was to see once again, in Bassetterre we headed back to the sanctuary of the ship.
In order to get there we had to navigate the tourist area of shopping like two fish swimming upstream. The tender was waiting at a private pier behind the shopping area and we never had to wait more than just a couple minutes throughout the entire trip!
Cruising with Windstar is a treat for many reasons. Their tagline 180° from the ordinary describes the experience mysteriously because they don’t want to spoil the element of surprise that you will experience once on board.
I never did find a hardware store with glue to repair my sandal, but no worries I dropped it off at the bridge and they had a Carpenter take care of it for me! A fine example of the attitude that you find on board! The staff is the finest we have experienced anywhere – and really lives up to their promise:
“anything you want – you got it, anything you need – you got it, anything at all – you got it – baby”
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