03 March 2008

Pictures from Saba

March 3, 2008

We had a great time last Saturday and Sunday exploring Saba. The island is small and spectacular. It's too bad there is no good harbour for boats though. It was pretty rough and rolly, only bearable for two nights!

Arriving in Saba.

Are we ready for this hike?

Hans checking out the view from the summit.

We saw lots of birds of paradise growing alongside the trail.

Windwardside, the more touristy of the two villages with cafes and bars.

Kristen at the peak of Mt. Scenery, the summit of Saba.

back in the day, Sabans carved steps to reach the summit. It was easier than walking along the muddy path...just hard to imagine building the 1700 foot staircase.

Kristen checking out the mossy wall.

Hiking down.

The view of the anchorage from the top. Those small white spots next to land are sailboats, including Whisper, furthest to the right!

The road leading to the harbour, lots of switchbacks.

The other village, "The Bottom" as seen from the summit.

Reflections, an Island Packet sailing to Saba from Statia.


kate jewell said...

Awesome pictures!!! I'm sitting in snow in Tennessee... cognitive dissonance....

Conchscooter said...

Best pictures I've ever seen of Saba. Quite lovely and very evocative.