A visit to Somerset Village, July 30, 2019

After visiting St. George and Hamilton, we decided to travel to a place we had not been to previously. We stopped in the visitor center at the Dockyard and asked a pleasant young man where we could stop to see a little of the islands. Since we purchased two day bus passes we thought a bus ride would also be a good start to the day.

After giving the question some thought, the fellow suggested Somerset Village, which was only about a ten minute, 4.5 kilometer, bus ride away. Somerset is a small, unincorporated village in Sandy’s Parish with a population of about 1,000. My first photo is a splash of color.

The main street, where we exited the bus, had a few businesses; there was a pharmacy, a hair salon (Vanity Hair & Spa),

a branch of the English Sports Shop (a local clothing store),

a gym and fitness spa,

a liquor store and certainly last but not least (I don’t intend my list to be all inclusive by the way) a restaurant, the County Squire, where we sat in the shade of an umbrella and had a cold drink.

We strolled (as we usually do) around the village and I took a few shots of the area; it was a quiet, sleepy little place. We enjoyed seeing Somerset Village and it’s colorfully painted homes and businesses. We walked up a street to see some of the houses and here are a few shots of the area.

As I stood in the middle of that little street, I took this photo of the bay with boats at anchor waiting to be taken to sea.

Here are a few additional photos of Somerset Village, taken as we walked down the main street looking for the post office (as you may appreciate, I had to mail a postcard).

As we made our way, we came upon Mangrove Bay Park where I stopped to take a couple of shots.

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal salt or brackish water. I took this shot of one of the trees in the park with what appears to be some sort of “fruit” or seed pod.

Then, after a brief stop at the post office, we were on the way back to the Dockyard. As we walked from the bus stop to the ship, I stopped to take these three photos along the way.

And, before we knew it, we were back on the Anthem preparing to cast off for our return to Bayonne.

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