St. Thomas, USVI

harbrvwstWelcome to St. Thomas,  Charlotte Amalie.   Quite the busy harbour with the cruisers and up to four large cruise ships!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A birdseye view of Hassel Island and further to the east,  Water Island, a popular mooring area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St. Thomas attracts      many fine larger yachts from around the world.  Here is a classic docked over in the Crown Bay area.

 

 

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The US Coast Guard mantains a presence here in St. Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Marriott Hotel sits at the entrance to the main harbour and has a shuttle boat to down.  The hotel is on Frenchman’s Reef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buck Island is three miles east of St.Thomas is has great snorkeling viewing turtles and a wreck.  Great visibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BlackBeard’s castle is still overlooking the harbour.  Definitely had pirate dominance in St . Thomas……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Pirate is part of the museum as you walk down from the castle.  Tough looking fellow these pirates!

 

 

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Many fine old churches are still in use in St. Thomas.

Below,  the Ninety-Nine steps are original and joined the lower harbour area to the hilly area above.

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S/V Whitewing at anchor in Charlotte Ameli, St. Thomas,VI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Porta Rosea and Beach Party

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Pig Roast in the Making

Ride back to town

Ride back to town

Rows of eating places...all good!

Rows of eating places…all good!

My Beachgoing Friends

My Beachgoing Friends

Beautiful beach enjoyed by all..

Beautiful beach enjoyed by all..

Lobster for all my friends

Lobster for all my friends

Beach fun   .  banana boat ride....

Beach fun . banana boat ride….

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Locals enjoying a local beach Santa Rosea

 

Beach Celebration for the local softball champs!

Beach Celebration for the local softball champs!

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Luperon Baseball

dsc_0045Baseball is very popular in the Dominican Republic.  The local cruisers play some locals every Saturday.  We usually lose but afterwards buy some beers and enjoy talking to the Dominican players.

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Yes, we had a great day playing baseball.

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Happy Times at Wendy’s

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Here is a beautiful beach near the entrance to the Luperon Harbour.  Great place for cruisers to gather, eat and drink, and enjoy the water of the Domincan Republic.

 

The picture on the top is a view of Luperon Anchorage.  More boats are arriving daily since it’s the most protective anchorage in the Caribbean……..Glad to be here.

 

Great volleyball on the streets of Luperon, some great local talent as well the fun volleyball group.