Tour the South of St. Kitts

We rented a small car to explore the island heading off to the south end on the first day. Joy does most of our tour directing, and St. Kitts was no exception. She wanted to head to the very south end of the island to have lunch at Spice Mill Restaurant on Cockleshell Bay, a small bay facing south towards Nevis. 

The South end of St. Kitts with Nevis in the Distance
The South end of St. Kitts with Nevis in the Distance

One of our challenges is almost always the lack of any handicap facilities or accessibility. It’s just a part of cruising outside the USA, one we’ve come to expect and accept. We can do just about everything you do; we just do it differently and at an easier pace. That’s not all bad , is it? The upside of our situation is that just about everybody outside the USA will go out of their way to try to help us. And Joy’s little scooter makes more friends than you can possibly imagine!
Spice Mill Restaurant
Spice Mill Restaurant

Spice Mill Restaurant was no exception. The hostess greeted us with the biggest smile you could ever want to see. And she guided us to a seat of our choosing, not what she expected because Joy was walking up the many stairs with her cane, and I carried her scooter up the stairs! They really didn’t know quite what to think of us. From the top of the stairway Joy scooted into the restaurant and looked around to select a grand view of the bay. 
Joy and Steve Enjoying Spice Mill
Joy and Steve Enjoying Spice Mill

We purposely chose days when there were no cruise ships in town to do our exploring . On days with no cruise ships, you are treated royally; when the ships are in port, you are nothing but tourist fodder. St. Kitts is currently undergoing a reluctant transition from a sleepy island resort to a bustling cruise ship destination / yuppity wealthy destination island resort community. Most of the locals realize that the transition will benefit very few of them. The renovations are destined to benefit the few and the wealthy The locals will become, for the most part, poorer still than they currently find themselves, an unhappy resentful eventuality. We see the effects and the attitudes of many locals as we wander, and we do our best to create good will wherever we visit. 

Head for the North End of the Island