I had seen that the Four Seasons hotel had strong Wi-fi, but hadn't tried it because I assumed that it would be locked with passwords linked to room numbers. But in the morning I decided to give it a go and was amazed and pleasantly surprised to get a powerful connection that was faster than was what I'd become accustomed to. I used the connection to do my online clearance and waited until 09:00 to go ashore and clear in. I'm glad I waited, as the customs officer was just going up to the office as I arrived and I was his first customer of the day. All 3 offices (customs, immigration and port authority) are next to each other now and clearing in took about a half hour including some conversations with the officers in their 3 offices. I got a recommendation for a tour guide operator, &£8220;Sarge's Taxi&£8221; and we spoke on the phone - he had 2 customers at 14:00 for a tour and I could join it and come along.
At 14:00 I dinghied ashore and found that the 2 customers were a French couple from the boat next to mine! And it turns out that they didn't speak much English at all so I had to dig out my rusty French and try to do a bit of translating as Sarge took us on the tour of the island. Culturally and historically there's a lot less to see here on Nevis than on the bigger neighbor, St. Kitts so we got a tour of several old plantations that had been turned into hotels and it was a bit monotonous towards the end; but interesting nonetheless.
After the tour we had a drink before returning to our respective boats for afternoon libations and dinner.

Hot springs Hot springs in Charlestown
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Hot springs
Converted Sugar Mill This old stack is now houses tables for the restaurant at the Montpelier Plantation Inn on Nevis
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Converted Sugar Mill
Weeping Fig The Montpelier Plantation Inn boasts this beautiful Weeping Fig tree
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Weeping Fig
Restaurant at Golden Rock The beautiful surroundings at the outdoor restaurant at the Gold Rock Plantation Inn on Nevis
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Restaurant at Golden Rock
Golden Rock pools Placid waters in the restaurant at the Golden Rock Plantation Inn on Nevis
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Golden Rock pools
Kapok tree flowering Kapok used to be used as filling material for clothing before synthetics took over
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Kapok tree flowering
Restoration at New River Estate mill Restoration at New River Estate mill
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Restoration at New River Estate mill
Rusted mill parts Unidentified parts of the New River Estate mill
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Rusted mill parts
Sugar mill water boiler The old water boiler at the New River Estate mill
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Sugar mill water boiler
New River Estate mill rollers used to crush the cane and press out the sweet juices
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New River Estate mill
Sarge's Taxi Sarge and his blue taxi - our tour guide on Nevis
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Sarge's Taxi
Nisbet Plantation Inn flag The peak of Nevis along with the national flag seen from atop the kiln at the Nisbet Plantation Inn on Nevis
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Nisbet Plantation Inn flag
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