|The gantlet was thrown.|
There’s even a certificate
for those who complete
We're in St. Croix now, and catching up on internet access. This is the 1st of 3 posts where we last were, in the small, rarely visited gem known as Saba.
It’s amazing the vast difference between elevation … and effort. Mount Scenery, the highest peak in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (so their signs say) was only 2,855 feet -- our guidebook claims 3,084 feet, which we’d prefer to believe. But it rises steeply up from sea level. Or maybe sailing just doesn’t keep us in tip-top hiking shape.
|Fort Bay, where our day-long exploration on foot of Saba began.|
We started out at sea level, Ft. Bay dinghy dock. The harbormaster there offered to set us up with a taxi. He looked surprised when we said we planned on walking. That might have been a good clue.
|First stop: Up the road, from Saba's|
Fort Bay to Bottom.
|Near Mount Scenery's Summit.|
|Wayne, perched at Mount Scenery's summit.|
|Dana at Mount Scenery's summit.|
|We were grateful for this|
frosty cold beverage from
the Eco Lodge Cafe after
summiting Mount Scenery.
|Almost clean. You should seen how muddy they were earlier!|
Given our limited internet access, I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story for now.