Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cruise: Day 5, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

So, we weren't supposed to pull into the island dock until 10am this day, so we ended up getting up before we got there and having breakfast. And then the ship was running a bit late so it was even later than that. so we got to watch from our balcony as we pulled in to the dock. Here is a pic as we are pulling in.

 And below are pictures of Mom and I from our balcony with the island in the background after we docked. It was beautiful!

 After we finally docked and got off the ship we wandered around a bit looking for the people who were in charge of our tour for that day. It was a lovely island tour - we went to a few different lookouts up on the hills of the island and then we went to Magen's Bay Beach, which was lovely. The thing is that the tour driver was hard to find so we had to spend a bit of time wandering around at first.

After we did find the guy, our fist stop was at this one viewpoint which was way nice. There were some random parrots there, which were cool.

Also, we saw this random rock with a carving in it. Here is Mom with the rock. Mom is not as big-busted as the carved lady. Haha. 

This guy was our tour driver, I forget his name but I do know it was something French. He was really nice. He told us funny stories about how American's on vacation tend to forget themselves. He told us one story of a guy who's wife fell down and he was so drunk he just walked away from her. He did not approve! It was funny. 
 A view of the cruise ship port as we were driving around the island. Ours is the front ship.

 This is a view of Magen's Bay from up on a viewpoint up high. It was so pretty!


The pic below is of Mom enjoying the scenery as we were driving around the island.
 Then we headed to the beach. We spent a few hours there just relaxing and enjoying the sun. It was lovely.
 After heading back to the drop-off we went and took a little trip up this tram to a place called Paradise Point. Here is a picture of the island as we were ascending the hill.

 And here is Mom at the top. We ended up in a car with this random couple and they seemed super annoyed that we were with them. It was funny.
 Above is another picture from the top. Below are pics of Mom and I in front of the random Paradise Point board with some random lizards on it. I just thought it was a funny thing, so we had to take pics.  

 We could have walked further up the hill to this little thing, but Mom's knees couldn't really handle it, so I just took a picture of it and called it good. After we took the tram back down to the bottom we turned and looked back at it and saw a rainbow (it very slightly spit as we walked back to the port). You can see the white posts from the tram line on the hill. 
 We were supposed to leave the port at 6pm, but since we were the front ship in a line of several (as you saw in an earlier pic) we didn't pull out when we were supposed to. That meant that I got the opportunity to take this pretty picture of St. Thomas at night. 
That night I can't remember what we did specifically. There was always something fun going on, so I am sure we enjoyed ourselves. We might have gone to a show ... I don't know. Also, for some reason we didn't have a towel animal that night. It made us both sad.

Come back tomorrow to learn about Puerto Rico!

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