Saba – The Ladder

For much of Saba’s history, there was no way to get on to the island.  A bit of problem for the people that lived there but great for keeping away those that didn’t.  What they ended up doing was to carve out steps into the stone on the leeward side of the island so that when the seas were calm enough to land, they could land there and then climb up the stairs to the Customs House that you can see.  And, believe it or not, they had stones and boulders piled on ledges so that if invaders came, they could unleash a torrent of stones on them.  A great defense.  They even manages to carry a grand piano and a bishop up “the ladder”.  <insert your own comment here>



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