17 March 2012 | Nevis
Nevis, the little sister island of two island country of St. Kitts and Nevis, is 36 square miles with a population of about 12,000 people. As you approach Nevis from any direction Nevis Peak (3,232 feet) stands out as the major landmark and almost always wears a shroud of clouds. I mention this for two reasons: the first was the welcome rain shower from the cloud on the peak that we got our first night here after a wet salty passage; the second is of course our desire to get onto the peak and into the forest. We did find a hike that got us onto the peak and into some very nice forest. The hike is called the Source and takes you to the source of the drinking water for much of the island. When you get to the "Source" you can climb a 55 plus rung rusty ladder, or you can just admire the forest. We both climbed the ladder.