Friday, February 26, 2016

St. Kitts

On the morning of February 8, 2016, we followed a pilot boat and pulled into the harbor at St. Kitts.

On arrival, we had signed up for a tour of St. Kitts. The tour guide, who was also the bus driver, had a very thick island accent. He handled this by repeating everything twice, which helped immensely. What didn't help was the families with very unruly smaller kids that were noisy and not paying attention at all.

It began with a tour of the town of Basseterre then on to an old plantation house and now luxury hotel called Fairview.

The house/hotel has some awesome views.

There was also a pool where you could dip your toes in the water as you wandered around the property.

Then we headed to Caribelle Batik Studios where they make Batik fabric by hand and numeorus items from the fabric.

We were able to watch and learn how Batik fabric is made - the fabric is lowered into dyes with a pattern painted on in wax, and the process is repeated with more dyes until the final design is complete.

Very cool to see and Tash who likes to use Batiks in quilting really enjoyed the presentation and viewing all the various fabrics.

We wandered around the grounds and saw more Batik fabrics and some nice gardens and then got back on the bus to our next stop.

1 comment:

Murphy's Law said...

If parents don't pay attention to their small unruly kids, I've found it can be a simple matter to put said kids off the bus without the parents seeing. That tends to solve the problem, at least for me.