I, Zeb the Duck and my Alaska cousin are getting on a boat again!
We love boats. Today we are leaving St. Maarten to spend the day on the island of Saba. Saba is a Dutch island also, but we needed to show our passports.
Loving the boat ride for 90 minutes and now we see Saba. It looks different. A giant rock rising from the ocean.
No sandy beaches in sight. Maybe that is why we did not bring swimming suits and towels. This sign makes ducks and humans feel welcome.
First stop is immigration and passport control. Now, ready for a new adventure.
The road is a miracle. It was built by hand; no heavy machinery available. Local men started building the road in 1938 an it was finished in 1958. Previously crossing the island involved a 7.5-mile staircase. Everywhere is steep up or steep down.
Our first stop after leaving Fort Bay is The Bottom. The Bottom is the capital and largest city. This Sacred Heart Church, 1935, is beautiful inside and outside.
We shopped here also.
Nice craft items available.
In Windwardside we shopped a little, visited Holy Trinity Church (Anglican Episcopal 1878) and cemetery.
We liked this sign.
While shopping we found a relative.
Little Saba Surfer Duck is now part of our family. Here we are posing by bananas.
These streets are narrow and very steep. Our humans had a real workout just walking through town. Lunch at the Tropics Café was great.
This swimming pool was available for our use,
but we were busy looking at everything else. This is a great location.
Looking from the road, the roofs are far below us.
From certain views, we saw other Caribbean Islands. Now the time has come to return to Fort Bay and ride the Edge II back to Sint Maarten.
We ducks and our humans had a great time on Saba. We think you would enjoy Saba also. If you go, tell us what you liked best.