Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Day In St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

We arrived in St. Thomas on a rainy gloomy November day. Truth be told my spiritis were dampened. I was expecting blue skies, after all this is Caribbean. Because this was a last-minute trip, we did not have any chance to research the place. In addition, the fact that we were traveling with our buddies, one of whom went to medical school in the Caribbean sort of allayed my anxiety about the stop at this port-of-call.

While our friends went ahead to get a rental car, we took our time around the port, mostly staying under the shade of the tree.

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The view from my balcony. Anyone knows what this structure is?

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When the car arrived, we drove with no particular place in mind. Not far from the port we passed by a beach, Brewer's Beach. It was empty except for a handful of local gentlemen hanging out under the trees.

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Back in the car we found ourselves ascending. We heard there are a few viewpoints that we have to hit to get a good look at the island's allure. We stopped at one of them. My apologies we were doing this on our own without a tour guide, although the group tours stopped where we stop also, so we must have done a good job.

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21 comments:

  1. I'd love to spend some time in this part of the world - one day!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  2. What a lovely place to visit.

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  3. I'm happy to say I've been there. Probably that very overlook.

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  4. Great photos of the water and have a wonderful and do hope the weather cooperates for you ~ Has fun ~

    Wishing you a peaceful and happy week ~ ^_^

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  5. Love the beach shot with the structure (a life saving chair?)

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  6. Beautiful pictures of a wonderful place!

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  7. Oh what a wonderful place viewed at the top! There are places here with semblance of that, just that the structures are not as planned and fitting to the environment.

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  8. The round structure is at Yacht Haven Grande and was designed to be a restaurant - never leased - still empty.
    Brewers is my favorite local go to beach. Always peaceful.

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  9. What lovely and scenic places you visited!

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  10. Beautiful place to visit. Wonderful shots.

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  11. A great set of pictures. I liked the ones around the port before the car arrived. The ones afterward ard excellent.

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  12. We aLways did like to go off on our own wherever possible; probably we miss some stuff, but it is more fun to discover interesting things on our own. (If time permits -- when you just have a short time at a cruise stop, for instance, then a guided tour is best.)

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  13. Beautiful even on a cloudy day, eh. :)
    It looks like one of those places that instantly make you feel like you are on a holiday.

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  14. Nice shots - I remember St. Thomas from our Caribbean cruise as a green jewel.

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  15. St. Thomas is so beautiful! I visited on a cruise too and didn't have the chance to see a lot (which is sad). The friend that went with me didn't want to spend any money, so, we ended walking a bit around the port. Well, I will have to visit again (not that I am complaining).

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  16. wow, that´s a beautiful place. Now I want to pack my bags :)

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  17. My favorite is the lifeguard station on the lake. Something about that shot made me go "ooooh"!

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  18. [Sharon] - We have no lakes on St Thomas - that is the beautiful Caribbean Sea and Brewers beach. We have no fresh water at all, most homes depend entirely on rainfall collection in their cistern for all the water usage in the house.

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  19. Amazing places, amazing pictures! So lovely, indeed!

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