I awoke early and connected to the free Wi-Fi ashore in order to catch up on internet stuff. The signal, while powerful, only allowed a slow connection but it was enough to complete my tasks and even look at CNN and BBC news to follow the saga of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Around noon I joined Katzenellenbogen and we motored down the coastline to Basseterre where we anchored in preparation to going ashore. The anchorage outside the cruise ship dock and marina was as rolly and uncomfortable as I remembered and we had some thrill and almost spills while boarding the dinghy. Once ashore, Stephen and I proceeded to the immigration and Port Authority offices to complete clearing in and I was pleasantly surprised that they also allowed us to clear out from there, 4 days hence!
There were two cruise ships at the docks and the stores, vendors and hawkers were doing good business and the whole area had a different vibe to it from my previous visits - it really did seem like all of the locals were working on angles to separate the tourists from their disposable income and even in the old city we were approached. I hope that Nevis will have remained as it was, but since they don't have cruise ship facilities there I believe it will be better.
After we had toured the town we had some real challenges boarding the boat from the dinghy but all people, passports and cameras managed to remain dry. While motoring back I got some sniffles and had to sneeze several times and after we'd anchored my nose blocked completely so I think I've got an allergy to something since the onset of a real cold isn't that fast. That allergy put a damper on my evening and I thawed out part of a baguette and made some simple sandwiches and used up the rest of my Brie which had gotten so ripe that it didn't need to be cut but could be poured onto the bread.

Q-Flag and Dayshape Zanshin flying the Q-Flag (because I hadn't cleared in yet) and my dayshape at the White Bay anchorage on St. Kitts.
(2014-03-20 11:27:21 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Q-Flag and Dayshape
Zanshin in White Bay, St. Kitts Zanshin in White Bay, St. Kitts
(2014-03-20 11:27:14 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Zanshin in White Bay, St. Kitts
Villas on the hills in St. Kitts The vegetation is sparse on the leeward hillside, but the houses and villas are very luxurious and pretty.
(2014-03-20 12:06:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Villas on the hills in St. Kitts
Hilltop mansions Some of the mansions on the hills in St. Kitts are stunning and must offer incredible views.
(2014-03-20 11:44:55 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.3, 1/125s] ISO 100)
Hilltop mansions
Basseterre independance square The fountain at the centre of Independance Square in Basseterre on St. Kitts
(2014-03-20 14:33:04 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Basseterre independance square
Old Basseterre The old town of Basseterre on St. Kitts.
(2014-03-20 14:31:10 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.3, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Old Basseterre
Basseterre Clock Tower If only the clock were actually working!
(2014-03-20 14:25:21 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Basseterre Clock Tower
Watchbird on the docks Watchbird on the docks
(2014-03-20 15:17:00 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/13.0, 1/80s] ISO 100)
Watchbird on the docks
St. Kitts White Bay sunset Zanshin and the setting sun seen from aboard Katzenellenbogen.
(2014-03-20 18:19:24 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
St. Kitts White Bay sunset
Sunset in the Caribbean The sun setting between the lines on Zanshin while anchored in White Bay on St. Kitts.
(2014-03-20 18:19:43 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Sunset in the Caribbean
   
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