May 5 – 9, 2016
After I cleared customs and immigration, I caught a taxi to my hotel, the Rosemont Suites. The driver helped me find the office, which was open and unoccupied. A key was on the counter, so we assumed correctly that it was for my room. I had a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, two easy chairs, a table with four chairs. There was also a small kitchen, a balcony, and of course a bathroom. Clean and comfortable. I settled in just a bit and got to sleep about 3am. I set my alarm to get a decent morning start, since the weather was supposed to be decent, unlike the following day. Here is the view I saw from my balcony that morning:
I got cleaned up and headed to the office, where the daughter of the couple who started the hotel welcomed me and assured me that "breakfast" was there until about 9:30 at night. She offered helpful suggestions, and I headed off to walk to the center of town, which was a kilometre away, about 2,000 cubits in our system. I explored a while and took pictures in the Anglican cathedral. The city hall and arts center is on Church Street, along with the cathedral, the Methodist church, and the pink St. Andrew's Presbyterian church. To the right of the city hall you can see the bays for the main bus terminal. I bought a week's pass for the buses and ferries and headed down to the ferry dock, stopping to eat at KFC, the only fast-food restaurant in the country.
The rest of the day was occupied with my ferry rides and the bus trip to St. George's. The ferry dock is on Front Street. Most restaurants and shops are on or just off Front Street and in the area between there and Church Street. The picture below shows Front Street as viewed from the ferry terminal.