Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 17, 2012:
Well, we are back in the United States and I finally finished posting about our last day in Montserrat. We had a blast! It was, hands down, the best trip I've ever been on! I decided to post some more pictures from the trip that didn't make "the cut" on my other posts, but are still worthy of screen time! :) The island had many beautiful flowers (so there are a lot of pictures of ones that I saw)! Hope you enjoy them! 

Very sad....lots of houses in the exclusion zone and outlining areas had for sale signs in their yards.

Governor's House - when the flag is flying, the Governor is home!

huge frog - they were everywhere

The water was gorgeous! This shows the water, cliff, and the cave!

Rendezvous Beach (if you look closely you can see an abandoned house). The only way to get to Rendezvous Beach is by boat, kayak, swimming, or a 40 minute hike over the mountain. 
hummingbird nest

The hummingbird nest is at the base of this (inside the rope...look closely).

old sugar mill

There were a lot of cows and goats that either roamed the island or were just tied up on the side of the road (like this one). It was really sad, many were very skinny (look at the one on the right).

Me...blogging! :)

Scriber drinking from the fresh water (out of a tree leaf...of course)!

See the bromeliads in the tree?

Woodlands Beach

Sign at Woodlands Beach. I thought it was really cool!

Runaway Ghaut...see sign above

I took so many pictures of beautiful homes. I felt the need to show that not all of the island was filled with such homes. There were also homes like this on the island!

The village of Cudjoe Head was named in the 18th Century after a slave, Cudjoe, who ran away from his master. He was caught and lynched at Cudjoe Head corner and his head was placed on a silk cotton tree to remind anyone considering running away what the punishment would be if they were caught.

One of the churches on Montserrat

Leaving Montserrat! :(

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