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Old 15-01-2010, 13:10   #16
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We stopped at Īle Forchue for some snorkeling, which was fairly nice. You can also go hiking amongst the goats in the hills.
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Thanks Hud. Enjoyed looking at the sunset photos on your Images. Where is the picture with the high mountain peak? Very pretty. Can't wait to get there.
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That must have been the Pitons on St. Lucia. Very pretty area.
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Is it Nevis or St. Kitts that has the rain forest?
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Both St. Kitts and Nevis have cloud forests. The one on Nevis is smaller, the picture below was taken on a day and at a time when the clouds had almost disappeared.


The little bar at the right is Sunshine's, home of the killer bee
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Nevis Peak has an elevation of 3,232' (985 m), so it's plenty high enough to wring the moisture out of the tradewinds passing over it, creating a cool, misty, wet environment for rain forest species. Our rain forest is small compared to Dominica's, but it's still an interesting and pleasant place to hike.

There are many trails leading up into the rain forest here--some pretty easy hiking and some more strenuous. There's a group of ex-pats that hikes every week. Here's a photo from the top of the mountain that I took two Saturdays ago. The clouds had just lifted enough to see the southeast peninsula of St. Kitts.

If you come here and feel like exercising your legs, give me a shout.
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Thank you all for the information and pictures. Beautiful place. Thank you Hud, I may take you up on that. It will be St. Barts this year but Nevis looks more laid back than St. Barts and we like to kick back and relax on the beach.

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