Grant and I went on a cruise, and of course I took photos!
Our first stop was Nassau, Bahamas. No excursions or guided tours here. We walked along the shore and enjoyed the beautiful blue water.
Our next stop was St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Some people recommended that we take the water taxi to St. John to enjoy the National Park there, but we found a very good tour guide named Maryann who took us on a (sometimes terrifying) open air bus ride up the steep and winding road to Mountain Top, with a couple stops along the way for photos and interest. First was Blackbeard’s castle…
…where I found a statue of Jack Sparrow…
Oh, and there are giant iguanas. Everywhere.
Here is a view of Magens Bay. The day was a little hazy, but apparently on a clear day you can see many more islands.
Our last stop was Saint Martin (Sint Maarten in Dutch, Saint-Martin in French). It is a small island governed by two different bodies. One side is Dutch, and one side is French. We found another tour van that took us in a circle along the island’s main road. Here is a view of their harbor, which is apparently filled with boats when there’s a hurricane.
Anyone interested in real estate? Construction is underway for homes in Indigo Bay.
Maho Beach, on the Dutch side of the island, is adjacent to the island’s only international airport.
And when I say “adjacent,” I mean the planes fly right over the beach. Right. Over.
Well, that was our trip. My next adventure is coming up in a little less than two weeks, and I am SO EXCITED!
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