This is a composite of three pictures of the view of Basseterre, from Gillian's unit at the Ocean Terrace Inn.
I was well advised to stick to the Bay Road and not venture the two blocks up to Irish Town, which was apparently the domain of Bad Boys and a place where tourists were likely to be accosted. Too bad.
This picture is of the Clock in the large traffic circle called the Circus, which is the town center of Basseterre.
This is the National Museum, which separates the Circus from Port Zante. If you walk through the opening you will be on the road to the Port.
During the 3 weeks I was on the island, there was almost always one cruise ship in port and frequently two. The oft cited population of St Kitts is only 35,000 people, so two cruise ships bringing 2-3 thousand tourists, each, is a noteworthy event.
The Port is filled with T-shirt shops as well as duty-free shops selling primarily liquor, but also jewelry and some camera equipment.
Below is another composite picture. This one is a picture of the Ocean Terrace Inn taken from the breakwater visible in the composite picture at the beginning of this post. The hotel is not a monolithic chain hotel, but was constructed in stages and is made up of several clusters of rooms sprawling over 3 acres. There are plenty of stairs but the gorgeous landscaping and spectacular views are worth the effort. See the website for more information (oceanterraceinn.com) or check them out on facebook (Ocean Terrace Inn on facebook).
I was impressed enough with the two islands to list The Bridge @ Cordova Crew Hotel for sale. If you are interested in buying a 20-room hotel on two city lots just off SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, let me know.