walking up Brimstone Hill
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We then spent an hour at Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park which sets atop a volcanic cone that is 800 feet high and offers 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and neighboring islands. Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a World Heritage Site. (There is an $8.00 entrance fee). The Fortress is indeed impressive. I could have easily spent 4 hours exploring this site.
I still look in marvel at the photos that I took of Brimstone at least weekly. I have as my computer backdrop one of my photos of the fort.
St. Kitts is a stunning island and I want to return for another visit soon!!
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That's St.Eustatius in the distance!
The steps going up to the citadel are long and sloping.
The 'flats' are anything like about 6 feet long.
before getting to 6 inch risers,
so if you take your time, you can get up there with reasonable facility.
Yes, it's a bit of a climb
but the configuration of this long sloping stairway makes it about as easy as possible
and the view at the top is something else -360 degrees all around!
Seldom-shown views looking inland
-and this is the inner courtyard of the citadel, up top!