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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...
Experience of the Caribbean

Experience of the Caribbean

It Can Only Be Experienced Some days are clear Caribbean skies and placid, turquoise, clear seas that reflect the frigate birds and passing clouds; some days are faded yellow from the Sahara dust that drifts across the Atlantic, some days are rain, hard bullet-like...
Hermitage Newsletter December Edition

Hermitage Newsletter December Edition

Thinking of You Places beyond the tropics have four seasons, but here, as you get closer to the equator, the days very similar to each other. We only have two seasons here, when it rains and when it doesn’t. That doesn’t mean we don’t have Christmas in the Caribbean....

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