Characterised by its three
ridges, Gilboa Hill offers unbeatable views of the
Quill and nearby islands. This is a great place for
birdwatching and enjoying the historical artefacts
and stone structures - just bring plenty of water.
Drought season on Statia
Those pesky goats get everywhere....
Directional signs assist hikers along the trails
The Quill looms in the background
from first ridge - the Quill and St. Kitts
Vegetation includes orchids (left: Brassavola
cucullata) and bromeliads
This is the wall of an unnamed fort that was built
in the 1700's and still stands today
Statia is home to more historical artefacts per
square metre than any other country in the world.
Right: these stone ovens formed part of a sugar cane
mill. The orange bricks came from the Netherlands as
ballast in ships transporting slaves. The ovens were
used to heat the sugar cane juice.
Turk's Cap cactus (Melocactus intortus),
whose small pink fruits are a delicious treat during
a long, hot hike
Stone walls cover the entire hill
This hollow stone would have been used to store
water - it still had its stone cover