Anchoring beside huge cruise ships in the St-Thomas harbor isn't my favorite place to anchor, however, it is quite convenient to be close to town. Our newest computer crashed and the other wasn't working properly so at least we were able to get one of them fixed.
Charlotte Amalie is geared towards cruise ship vacationers near the bay. There are the usual cruise ship stores in which I'm now totally bored with. It's always the same thing and way too many tourists buying t-shirts and jewelry which they really don't need.
CARNIVAL in St-Thomas, one of my favorite Carnivals:
ST-JOHN: St-John is one of the Virgin Islands and a constituent district of the USVI, an unincorporated territory of the United States. The smallest of the main US Islands, St-John is located about 4 miles east of St-Thomas. It is 19.61 sq miles with a population of 4,170 (2010 census). Since 1956, 60% of this island is protected as the Virgin Islands National park, administered by the US National Park Service.
We anchored and/or visited several bays on the Island; Maho Bay, Trunk Bay, Cruz Bay and Watermelon Bay. There is lots of hiking on this Island with several old sugar plantations. There are buses running mostly in the morning and late afternoon.
Maho Bay has a legendary eco-friendly campground. It's spread over a steep, forested mountainside overlooking the bay. I recommend this campground if that's something you want to do. See www.best-virgin-islands-guide.com
|HIKE CANEEL HILL TRAIL|
|RUINS OF A SUGAR PLANTATION AT CANEEL RESORT|
|KEN AND LAURIE ON S/V REALITY CHECK WITH THEIR HERMIT CRAB PETS|