Pigeon Island

Since it was our last day, we took a hike to the nearby Pigeon Island.  You can see the Sandals resort with the red roofs below.

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It looks like it is peninsula, but the British and French built up a causeway over time to maintain the fort.

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It is a great hike as you can get in the national park for $7 (per person) and explore around.  There are nice placards to explain the history.  You can see the fort above.

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They even have original guns from the 1800s still up at the top.  Caution: don’t try climbing in the rain, the walkway will be so slippery and dangerous because the rock paths are steep.

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Now, if you are brave, you can truly hike (I mean climb) up to the nearby peak where the gun slope winches were used.  It was VERY challenging and steep, but a fun adventure if you are fit.  See the fort in the distance?

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and when you get to the top, the views of the surrounding area and other islands is amazing.  If you speak French, you can see Martinique in the distance.

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