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Antigua & Barbuda

12.0 km (7.5 miles) WSW of Fryes Point (Cape), Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 17°S 118°E

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  17°N 62°W (visit #3) (incomplete) 

(visited by Kristen McCarthy)

23-Jun-2012 -- I visited the Port of Basseterre in St. Kitts on a cruise in the Caribbean. It was a previously planned vacation.

The cruise sailed from Miami to Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and then to St. Kitts. St. Kitts is a small island located next to Antigua and Barbuda. The closest city to the port is Basseterre. It is located in the Caribbean sea.

The island's lush geography lends itself to eco-tourism, starting with the dense tropical rainforests that surround dormant volcano, Mount Liamuiga (known locally as Mt. Misery). Colorful birds and butterflies, as well as the green Vervet monkey, reside here. Most of the people are of African descent and speak English. Most of the residents are Christian due to British colonization. St. Kitts was originally settled by pre-agricultural, pre-ceramic "Archaic people", who migrated south down the archipelago from Florida. The area is becoming more tourist centered, since discontinuing the production of sugar cane.

Coordinator's Note: This visit is marked as incomplete only because it doesn't meet our photo requirements


  Notes
At sea, but Boggy Peak should be over the horizon.