The photos start on the ground at the San Juan airport on Puerto Rico. We flew here from Baltimore, then we boarded a turboprop for the short flight to St Croix. We almost missed this flight (long story).
In the air leaving San Juan.
Happy to have a window seat on this flight.
We had great views of a lot of small islands on this flight.
I think this is part of St John as we approach St Croix.
The plane's shadow makes a glory on the clouds below.
A rainbow appears as we descend below the clouds.
Over the island of St Croix, our home for the next six days.
On the ground on St Croix.
Looking back at the ATR turboprop as we walk to the terminal. Fun flight, I like flying in the smaller planes.
The local flags.
In the taxi on the way to our condo in Christiansted. They drive on the left side of the road here, but all the cars are still left side drive???
This is the place we will be staying at, Club St Croix.
It was nice having a kitchen.
The living area looking out to the patio.
The patio was a great place to have breakfast and dinner, also a nice place just to hang out.
The view of the beach from the patio.
It was nice having a little shade on the beach. Spent hours here just relaxing.
Thao and I, Joe on the beach a short time after arriving.
A view of the condos from the beach.
A coconut tree.
This bird let me get close to take photos of him.
After I got a few photos, he had enough and flew off.
This little guy lived near the front door to the condo.
A night shot by moon light from the patio.
We went into downtown Christiansted on Xmas morning. Most places were closed, but we found this place Rumruners open where we ate breakfast. We also had dinner here on another night.
An old tower by the broadwalk.
Boats out on the haror.
I like this part of town, lots of little shops. It was nice having the place to ourselfs to look around.
We came back on another day when most of the shops were open.
The upper floor of this open air restaurant is where we had dinner on our last night on the island.
Nice loooking building near the fort.
Front of the fort.
Another view of the fort.
Me at the fort.
The moon rises just after sunset.
Thao looking out at the beach by moon light from the patio.
Sunrise the next morning, the plan for today is to take a seaplane to St Thomas for the day.
A twin rainbow at the seaplane dock.
The seaplane that will be taking us to the island of St Thomas.
Boarding the plane. This will be my first time flying in a floatplane, should be fun.
In the air looking back at Gallows Bay as we leave St Croix.
A cruise ship on it's way to St Thomas.
The plane descending for a landing in St Thomas Harbor.
Landing at St Thomas, short but fun flight.
This is in the older section of Charlotte Amalie, lots of shops here.