Our favorite part of the time on Nevis was the hike to the “Source,” A water source for part of the island. Apparently, it was mentioned on charts of the island back in the 1600s.
Much of the trail is wide, flat, though slightly uphill, and easy to follow. As the trail progresses, the jungle slowly thickens and grows moister. The air cools a touch.
You often follow along the old water pipe (see above and below) and rock walls built to bring the water down.
Then, all at once and without warning, the character changes. This picture looks down at a crazy steep angle. We had a snack, a few beers, and much of our group turned around. Hannes and I pressed onward.
These steps are steep, moss covered, and enchanting.
Then, the trail ends at an old ladder that must be between 80 and 100 ft high. Old is being a bit nice. And, a few of the rungs were broken off. We exercised good judgment and went up anyway.
Looking down the ladder:
The reward for braving the wiggly ladder is a nice pool and a neat view straight down.
On the way back, just before Golden Rock Inn, we saw a group of the vervet monkeys.
The trail was a perfect mix of nice scenery, challenges, and adventure.