This is going to be a big day for both of us… I’ll get to climb Nelson’s Lookout and Monica will get to ride a horse on the beach.
A hearty breakfast and off we went with map in hand. A quick stop for a photo opportunity at St. Thomas church and a surprise that one of the window shutters was ajar so I got a shot of the beautiful stained glass window. Gorgeous.
We found the trail to Saddle Hill and started the 1250 foot climb. At 9:00 am it was already hot so we rested often during the climb. Wild donkeys greeted us along the path. As we crested the sumit my breath was taken away by the stunning vista. 360 degrees with mountains and ocean. Here is where Lord Nelson’s men would watch for enemy ships approaching from the south.
Back to the villa to rehydrate and then off to Nevis equestrian for horse back riding. We met John (owner) and his daughter Erica. Very nice people. Monica got Le Puente and I got Onyx… Both retired race horses! what a beautiful ride up into the highlands of Cotton Ground, past sugar plantation ruins and million dollar estates. My horse misbehaved and stopped to eat grass often. Then down to Paradise Beach as the sun was sinking over the ocean. A wonderful day.
Home for a light supper and early to bed. Exhausted. Happy.