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Roads of Nevis

Roads of Nevis

The Roads of Nevis They say that tourism is the largest industry on Nevis, we have two government departments dedicated to it. We call it a sector, and the politicians treat it as that. But, is it truly based on the spirit of welcoming and warmth, of taking in and...
Summer days

Summer days

Lazy Days of summer The summer time is true to the heart of island living, with fewer tourists and expats, the buzz of visitors subsides. The days are longer and the nights are cool and refreshing. We spend more time in the evenings sitting outside, and I find myself...
Leave Her As She Is

Leave Her As She Is

Discovery takes quality time, not necessarily a lot of time. Beneath the dust of a basement in a house on Government road lay abandoned the body and bones of an old BSA motorbike that Thomas, a guest staying with us, unearthed. Over coffee in the mornings he spoke...
The Ocean’s View

The Ocean’s View

An Ocean's Point of View Where the water meets the shore is the edge of the world, either in the rough collision of waves against rocks that tells the story of resistance and erosion or in the soft lapping and gentle wash that dresses the sand, with a fringe of foam...
The Pink House History

The Pink House History

My mother lives in a Pink House, the house that we built for her mother, my grandmother, who we called Muzzy. It’s one of the first cottages we built at Hermitage, in the gingerbread style of local Nevis chattel houses, celebrating Caribbean life. Over the years other...
Covered in vines

Covered in vines

There are little wooden houses on the island of Nevis and many are covered in vines. They were built 100 hundred years ago, in a tradition that was handed from master carpenter to apprentice, one generation to the next. Their beams are pegged together with...

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