There are still things to see during your seven mile drive back to Basseterre. As you reverse course on the Southeast Peninsula, you will partially encircle Great Salt Pond (left background). This natural reservoir was a vital source of salt for French and British colonists in the 17th century. They also marketed the salt to mariners for preserving food for their journeys back to Europe. Salt harvesting continued into the 20th century. In 2013, an opening was created between Great Salt Pond and the Caribbean Sea while building Christophe Harbour. This development project now features a yacht marina, stores, a hotel and luxury housing. In the foreground is White House Bay, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea.