Due to the distance we were from Basseterre and the unlikely chance of getting a hitchhiked ride for 3 we took Zanshin I to Basseterre and then motored the dinghy ashore to clear into St. Kitts and rent a car for two days. The clearing in process was much easier than I'd read in my (dated) guide and we only needed to visit one office and drop a form off in another office and we were on our way. The cruise ship terminal is full of stores catering to cruise ship guests (jewellery and gaudy clothing and expensive trinkets) and we departed for Brimstone Hill Fortress by car.
The fortress is very impressive and we spent a long time wandering the different sections and taking numerous pictures. After we'd filled up our memory cards we descended the hill (by car) and encountered just two of the island's 20,000 monkeys but hope to see some more later on. We completed our drive around the island and picked up some groceries before Rob and Lauren drove the car to the dinghy dock at White House and I went back to Zanshin I and motored back to the anchorage.