Good day! I was hoping to find out specifically what roads the safaris travel on. I just moved to STT and live in the St Joseph and Rosendahl/Wintberg area. Do the safaris come anywhere near this part of the island? If not does anyone know the closest place to catch a safari in this area? Do they travel on Skyline Drive at all? Any information regarding safari routes is more than welcome. Thanks!
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No, the safaris don't traverse Skyline at all. I live in Wintberg near Skyline, and frequently walk down the hill to the highway to take the safari. Keeps me somewhat in shape.
There's a VITRAN bus that travels some parts of Skyline, but it's very iffy. I can give you the names and numbers of drivers in the area if you need them.
What highway? The road In tutu or all the way into town? Do you walk back up the hill to return home as well? What do you do for transportation at night?
One normally relies on their car for transport as no buses or safari vans regularly travel your location nor any others on the north and south sides of islands here in STT. If you are depending on public transportation to get back and forth you will not have any luck. Buy a car.
The only bus that goes on northside is a school bus. There is bus service, tho unreliable but it does not go to all areas of the island and definately not north and south sides.
Ha, ha! Weymouth Rhymer Highway. The Raphune Hill road.
At night I take a gypsy cab from Pueblo Long Bay. Sidney lives in Wintberg and is there until Pueblo closes, because he takes one of the employees home when Pueblo closes. I'm usually only in town at night no more than twice a week.
I have walked up a few times, but I usually have a heavy load so I cab it home. The Hidden Valley bus which runs every two hours will take you to Skyline and the top of Donoe. In the winter it gets dark too early for me to feel comfortable taking the one after 5pm.
Wicked, my FWB who's from here strongly advised me against walking that road, because he thinks I might get attacked by dogs. All the dogs I've encountered in the many years I've been walking have all been very friendly. One dog even walked with me most of the way down. I think he was lonely. I meet lots of nice people who offer rides.
I also cross the street on the blind curve sections. You have to practice defensive walking.
ms411: The OP already posted on the relocation forum under a different handle, if I'm not mistaken, and since this thread is more appropriate to the relocation forum, best to continue over there.
I think I must be confused about some of the smaller details when it comes to the perceived appropriateness of posting certain questions on this forum vs. the relocation forum. This thread seems appopriate for this forum to me as this information could be useful for frequent visitors, and maybe even for occasional visitors who stay on the far north of the island as I did. Is it primarily because the original poster mentioned just having moved to the island? Just want to be clear to make sure I follow appropriate posting etiquette in the future. Thanks!!
Wherever a question is asked, if I know the answer, I am going to answer. I generally don't pay attention to screen name and because I'm usually responding from my phone, I often forget which site I'm on, because I can't see the name when I'm typing. But I'm not going to answer the same question twice.
Makes sense to me. Thanks, ms411!
In this particular case the information might be of interest to visitors but I think it's clear why there are two different forums. Residents generally have questions and other issues totally irrelevant to those visiting and some new residents aren't even aware right away that there are the invaluable resources available to them on the Moving Center site. In this case the poster was redirected and repeated his post on the relocation forum.
I wasn't asking why there are two different forums, but thanks for the info. just he same. I'm sure the Moving Center site is very valuable.
Ms 411: Defensive Waliking---great advice for locals and visitors alike.
And Sis, the public transport question is appropirate for both forums. So glad you discovered the northside--a whole diferent feel from the east end / condo areas.
Give thanks, blu! I am so glad I discovered it, too. It was BEAUTIFUL up there in many ways. I previously knew nothing about the island and just started doing some research and figured out that's where I wanted to be.
This thread is reall awesome for the techinical information. I read it all and all the people added techincal information in this.
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