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Seeing St Kitts from SXM #269858
11/25/2021 03:33 PM
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I have a friend on island this week who claims the air is so clear he can see St Kitts from the top of the hill by Little Bay, is that possible?

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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269859
11/25/2021 03:45 PM
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Yes. Some days you can see other islands too.

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: SXMScubaman] #269860
11/25/2021 03:52 PM
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Kitts is 50+ miles away and best I remember no huge mountains. Besides the close ones even Statia is closer, just seems improbable but what do I know?

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269861
11/25/2021 04:05 PM
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Yes, I've been seeing St. Kitts front La Vista Beach all week.


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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269862
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Plus the Sea is very , very calm.

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269863
11/25/2021 04:44 PM
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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269864
11/25/2021 05:21 PM
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Live and learn, thanks all

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269865
11/25/2021 05:32 PM
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From Divi, you can probably see Nevis also


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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269866
11/25/2021 09:40 PM
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While we were there on a few occasions we saw Saba, Statia, St.Kitts and from one angle in particular we thought we were seeing Nevis.

Brimstone Hill and the Fort at Brimstone Hill are the high points of St. Kitts and if I remember correctly, and we could see St. Martin from there. Vaguely but you could see it……😊😊


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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269867
11/25/2021 10:58 PM
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One year we were staying in one of the Pelican Cove condos, right at the end of Billy Folly Road, with an unobstructed view to the south. Most of the time we could see Saba, but on a couple of particularly clear days we also got to see Statia and St. Kitts from the terrace. It was even better with the binoculars. Very cool experience!

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269870
11/26/2021 06:50 AM
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I have seen those islands many times from SXM and have seen SXM from the Fort on Brimstone Hill on SKB

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269872
11/26/2021 07:51 AM
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One of the pleasures of getting to know St. Martin / St. Maarten is going from beach to beach and greeting old friends offshore: Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, St. Barts, Tintamarre, Anguilla -- and all the smaller ones, too, like Caye Verte and Ile Pinel.

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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269880
11/26/2021 10:40 AM
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I thought St. Kitts was behind Nevis and you could not see it directly. True? About 4-5 years ago weather was so clear that I could just make out Antigua to the left of Nevis from LaVista. About midway between Nevis and the tip of Pelican Key.

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: Bluesfan] #269883
11/26/2021 11:31 AM
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[b][quote=Bluesfan[/b]]I thought St. Kitts was behind Nevis and you could not see it directly. True? About 4-5 years ago weather was so clear that I could just make out Antigua to the left of Nevis from LaVista. About midway between Nevis and the tip of Pelican Key.[/quote


Just the opposite........... I would think St Eustatius would be more visible than St Kitts????[b][/b]

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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269884
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See the attached map. Viewed from St. Maarten, St. Kitts is obvious -- but Nevis is tucked behind St. Kitts. On images from Google maps, "Gustavia" indicates St. Barts, "The Bottom" indicates Saba, "Oranjestad" indicates Statia, and "Charlestown" indicates Nevis. (Google maps seems to think that people are more interested in the names of towns than the names of islands.)

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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269890
11/26/2021 01:26 PM
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Thank you. I had names reversed.

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269906
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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: AUCspouse] #269949
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I believe that Oranjestad is St Eustutius.

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: SXMBND] #269950
11/27/2021 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMBND

I believe that Oranjestad is St Eustutius.

Correct and also the Capital of Aruba.

Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269965
11/28/2021 06:51 AM
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Yesterday I could see all four islands, including Nevis, from my balcony at La Vista Beach.


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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269975
11/28/2021 09:18 AM
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There were days when we could see them all, too, but occasionally the anchored cruise ship and/or working boats would sometimes swing on their anchors and block the different islands momentarily, particularly Saba. Though not so much the other near islands.

Georgia, are you able to see St. Barts from where you are?


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Re: Seeing St Kitts from SXM [Re: silverfox82] #269987
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Many times in May while on the water our dive master would point out all the above mentioned islands to us from Simpson Bay Resort Marina.


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