St. Thomas, USVI

January 4-February 1, 2006

The Queen Mary 2 in Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Sunset in Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Mural on an abandoned building

Charlotte Amalie from Windchime

Linda cooking marshmellows for s'mores.

It was too windy to cook them on the grill outside.

We had to share the channel with this huge cruise ship (this is only the front third) while leaving Charlotte Amalie Harbor early one morning

Cleaning Sparky's bottom.  You should have seen the before picture, but we forgot to take it.

Linda enjoying a drink in Bottoms Up, the bar at Independent Boatyard. Great place to hang out while waiting for one's outboard to be repaired!  The bar is actually the transom of an old wooden boat.

A hummingbird in the mangroves at Bottoms Up

They have these great chairs made out of kegs and old boat seats

This 3 foot long  remora was swimming around our boat in Red Hook.  It looks like a shark, but it's not.  They attach themselves to sharks (using the oval-shaped suction cup on its head) and scavenge whatever they can from the shark's kills.  Right now, it's eating a moldy bagel.

Christmas Cove on St. James Island

We watched this little dog get taken to shore every day

Deb enjoying the water and a glass of wine in Christmas Cove

Linda ran out of wine and went over to Sea Blaster to bum a rum punch

The rigger replacing our mast track

Myrt and Richard aboard Windchime for the final farewell

In Crown Bay Marina

Linda going down the ladder into the submarine

Yellowtail Snapper

Inside the sub

This little angel fish was curious about the sub

Our guide

We saw several sharks

Deb in the sub

We saw EMTs remove the passenger of this dismasted boat.  He looked like he was in shock.

The Maasdam

We first saw this cruise ship in New London before we left, then again in Norfolk on our way down the ICW.  Now we see it again in St. Thomas.