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Day 4 – St Kitts – Mountain Biking

St. Kitts was beautiful from the ship and even more scenic on land via a 13 mile mountain bike excursion around the island. A group of 12 or so set out from a parking lot near the pier with two guides and a pick-up truck. We rode through rural, urbanish, and highway stretches around St. Kitts; up and down hills, slopes, and through a sugar cane field. There was a very, very steep hill about ½ way through the ride that 8 of us attempted, but we all only made it on the bike a bit past ½ way (the two of us were the last two standing!). The rest of the group took a pick-up truck ride up the ‘hill’, to get to an amazing view of Frigate Bay – the only place on the island where you can see both the Caribbean to the West and the Atlantic to the East – and it was gorgeous. We rode back down the humongous hill and continued the ride to a small beach where we enjoyed homemade banana bread, sugar cane, coconut, apples and oranges; and spent some time relaxing on the beach. Then we returned to the pier on our bikes, to complete the 13 mile trek. We headed back to our room for a two-hour nap and then freshened up for another fun dinner with our 7-person crew.

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