Index for Album St-Croix-2006: Saint Croix, USVI 2006

St. Croix pictures taken February 16-19, 2006. Also see corresponding trip journal.


1 Arriving in St Arriving in St. Croix. Looking at the west end of the island. I was riding in the jumpseat of a Cape Air Cessna 402C II.

2 The Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge The Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.

3 Coming in for a landing Coming in for a landing.

4 Coming in for a landing Coming in for a landing.

5 Landing in St Landing in St. Croix at the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport.

6 Old Danish Customs House Old Danish Customs House. Begun in 1750, the building evolved over decades; the 2nd floor was added around 1830.

7 The canons at Fort Christiansvaern The canons at Fort Christiansvaern.

8 Inside view of Fort Christiansvaern Inside view of Fort Christiansvaern.

9 Looking at the town from Fort Christiansvaern Looking at the town from Fort Christiansvaern.

10 Looking down Company Street and at the Steeple Building Looking down Company Street and at the Steeple Building.

11 West corner of Company and Hospital Streets West corner of Company and Hospital Streets.

12 Old Danish Scale House Old Danish Scale House. South facade. It dates from 1856. This is the site where the Danish weighed hogsheads of sugar for export; imports were also weighed here, to levy duty.

13 Fort Christiansvaern Fort Christiansvaern. Looking towards the east. Built of masonry and yellow Danish brick that came to the islands as ballast in sailing ships, this fort took shape between 1738 and 1749 over the ruins of a French bastion. It is a four-point citadel and the best preserved of the five Danish forts in the West Indies.

14 A panorama looking at Fort Christiansvaern and Christiansted from Protestant Cay A panorama looking at Fort Christiansvaern and Christiansted from Protestant Cay.

15 Fort Christiansvaern Fort Christiansvaern. Looking at it from Protestant Cay.

16 A panorama of Protestant Cay taken from the end of its dock A panorama of Protestant Cay taken from the end of its dock.

17 Protestant Cay Protestant Cay. Taken from Christiansted.

18 Old Danish Scale House Old Danish Scale House. North facade.

19 Government House Government House.

20 Lutheran Church Lutheran Church. This is Christiansted’s oldest church. Begun in about 1740 as the Dutch Reformed Church, it became the property of the Lutheran Church when they moved here from the Steeple Building in the early 1830s.

21 The Lutheran Parish Hall The Lutheran Parish Hall. And the ??? building to the right.

22 Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse Danish West India and Guinea Company Warehouse. ??

23 The Government House The Government House.

24 The corner of Company and King Cross Streets The corner of Company and King Cross Streets. Kendrick’s Restaurant is to the right.

25 The Holy Cross Catholic Church The Holy Cross Catholic Church.

26 Looking down ?? Street at Gallows Bay and Mt Looking down ?? Street at Gallows Bay and Mt. Welcome. (New St or Little Hospital St.) Above the marina are the Schooner Bay Condos (all the little red roofed pink buildings).

27 A view down the hill from in front of The Breakfast Club A view down the hill from in front of The Breakfast Club. I had planned to stay there, but the place was sold and the new owner closed it down.

28 Looking at Protestant Cay Looking at Protestant Cay.

29 A privately owned windmill along the Christainsted boardwalk A privately owned windmill along the Christainsted boardwalk. At one time it was the honeymoon cottage of the Comanche Hotel. Apparently now just used for storage.

30 The inside courtyard of the Government House The inside courtyard of the Government House.

31 The stoop of the Government House The stoop of the Government House.

32 Another inside courtyard view of the Government House Another inside courtyard view of the Government House.

33 Looking up Church St Looking up Church St. with the Danish West India & Guinea Company Warehouse on the left.

34 Tarpins swimming around under the lights in front of RumRunners Tarpins swimming around under the lights in front of RumRunners. They had been fed some meat scraps, and were waiting for more.

35 An early morning panorama of Christiansted taken from Fort Louise Augusta An early morning panorama of Christiansted taken from Fort Louise Augusta. The fort is to the right.

36 The beach at the west end of Beauregard Bay The beach at the west end of Beauregard Bay.

37 A panorama of Shoy's Beach A panorama of Shoy’s Beach. Shoy’s Point is sticking out.

38 The beach in front of the Tamarind Reef The beach in front of the Tamarind Reef. Looking west.

39 The beach in front of the Tamarind Reef The beach in front of the Tamarind Reef. Looking east.

40 Facing west from the west end of Chenay Bay Facing west from the west end of Chenay Bay. The jetty is the entrance to Green Cay Marina.

41 A panorama taken from the intersection of the entrance to the Green Cay Marina and Route 82 A panorama taken from the intersection of the entrance to the Green Cay Marina and Route 82. The island is Green Cay. The pond is Southgate Pond.

42 A windmill in a apartment complex off Route 83 A windmill in a apartment complex off Route 83. [Complex name?? Southgate?]

43 The beach in front of the Chenay Bay Beach Resort The beach in front of the Chenay Bay Beach Resort.

44 The windmill off Route 83 at the road that leads to Pull Point The windmill off Route 83 at the road that leads to Pull Point.

45 The beach at Prune Bay The beach at Prune Bay. Sticking out is Pull Point.

46 The house on Pull Point The house on Pull Point.

47 Some ruins I came upon Some ruins I came upon. [At Coakley Bay??] Now being developed as part of someone’s home. [?]

48 The same ruins as the prior picture The same ruins as the prior picture. [Coakley Bay Beach?]

49 The same location as the prior picture The same location as the prior picture, but in the other direction (facing west).

50 Yellow Cliff Bay Beach [?] Yellow Cliff Bay Beach [?], facing west.

51 Yellow Cliff Bay Beach [?] Yellow Cliff Bay Beach [?], but in the other direction (facing east).

52 Sitting on a bench in a small park looking at Buck Island Sitting on a bench in a small park looking at Buck Island. [Is that Pow Point to the right? or Teague Point?]

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55 Looking down at ?? Bay and ?? Looking down at ?? Bay and ??.

56 A panorama of Teague Bay A panorama of Teague Bay.

57 Some homes across the road from Teague Bay Some homes across the road from Teague Bay.

58 The beach at Teague Bay The beach at Teague Bay. Taken from Duggan’s Reaf Restaurant.

59 The Contessa's castle The Contessa’s castle, a private home.

60 A panorama of the St A panorama of the St. Croix Yacht Club.

61 Looking down at the St Looking down at the St. Croix Yacht Club from Romney Point.

62 Looking east from Romney Point toward Knight Bay Looking east from Romney Point toward Knight Bay.

63 Looking west at Knight Bay Looking west at Knight Bay.

64 Cramer's Park Beach Cramer’s Park Beach.

65 Looking over Cramer's Park Beach from Cottongarden Point Looking over Cramer’s Park Beach from Cottongarden Point.

66 Looking east at Boiler Bay Looking east at Boiler Bay. Taken from Cottongarden Point

67 Taken from a parking spot Taken from a parking spot. [name??] Facing west.

68 Taken from a parking spot Taken from a parking spot. [name??] Facing east at Point Udall.

69 Looking west from the road leading to Point Udall Looking west from the road leading to Point Udall. The island in the distance is Buck Island.

70 Looking west from Point Udall Looking west from Point Udall. And again it includes Buck Island.

71 Looking down at the beach at East End Bay [Isaac Bay?] from Point Udall Looking down at the beach at East End Bay [Isaac Bay?] from Point Udall.

72 The Contessa's castle The Contessa’s castle. Also called Villa Madeleine. Seems they also own most of the hill around it.

73 Looking at Grapetree Bay Looking at Grapetree Bay.

74 Looking at Turner Hole and the Divi Carina Bay Resort Looking at Turner Hole and the Divi Carina Bay Resort.

75 Another view of Turner Hole and the Divi Carina Bay Resort Another view of Turner Hole and the Divi Carina Bay Resort. At the far right, with the green wire dome, is the Divi Casino.

76 The beach at the Divi Carina Bay Resort The beach at the Divi Carina Bay Resort.

77 From Grass Point looking back to the Divi and Turner Hole From Grass Point looking back to the Divi and Turner Hole.

78 From Grass Point looking west From Grass Point looking west. The first bay is Road Bay, then Robin Bay, then Mt. Fancy sticking out.

79 The beach at Road Bay The beach at Road Bay.

80 The beach at Road Bay The beach at Road Bay. This time I walked to the west to take the picture facing east. This beach had a lot of grass and litter.

81 Robin Bay? Robin Bay?

82 From Mt From Mt. Fancy looking at Great Pond Bay.

83 A lizard was checking me out while I drank some water and ate a Larabar at the convenience store opposite Great Pond A lizard was checking me out while I drank some water and ate a Larabar at the convenience store opposite Great Pond. [store name?]

84 A late afternoon panorama of Manchenil Bay A late afternoon panorama of Manchenil Bay

85 The beach at Judith's Fancy The beach at Judith’s Fancy. Taken in the early morning and the sun is barely up.

86 Salt River Bay Salt River Bay.

87 Some sugar mill ruins west of Salt River Bay Some sugar mill ruins west of Salt River Bay. [name?]

88 Looking east from Baron Bluff Looking east from Baron Bluff.

89 Looking west from Baron Bluff Looking west from Baron Bluff.

90 Looking west from Route 80 Looking west from Route 80, the North Shore Road.

91 Looking west from Route 80 Looking west from Route 80, the North Shore Road.

92 The beach between Baron Bluff and Belvedere The beach between Baron Bluff and Belvedere.

93 Looking west towards Can Bay Beach along North Shore from the Waves at Cane Bay Looking west towards Can Bay Beach along North Shore from the Waves at Cane Bay.

94 North Star Beach North Star Beach.

95 Above North Star Beach [?] looking west Above North Star Beach [?] looking west.

96 Looking down at Carambola Beach Resort Looking down at Carambola Beach Resort.

97 The beach at Carambola Beach Resort (Davis Beach) The beach at Carambola Beach Resort (Davis Beach).

98 Looking east from the road leaving the Carambola Beach Resort Looking east from the road leaving the Carambola Beach Resort.

99 A Cuban Tree Frog I came upon in St A Cuban Tree Frog I came upon in St. George Village Botanical Garden. It was first introduced to St. Croix in 1974. It’s skin mucous is toxic to humans.

100 A view of the Rum Factory ruins at the St A view of the Rum Factory ruins at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.

101 A view of some gardens at the St A view of some gardens at the St. George Village Botanical Garden.

102 The Mango Tree Bar The Mango Tree Bar. For $10 I got a pound of pork, plus lots of other food. The guys are posing for the picture, but unfortunately the lighting wasn’t good. That’s my bike in front.

103 The Great House at Estate Whim The Great House at Estate Whim.

104 The windmill and chimney at Estate Whim The windmill and chimney at Estate Whim.

105 The windmill The windmill, with the animal mill to its left, and the sugar factory to its right. At Estate Whim.

106 A boiler at Estate Whim A boiler at Estate Whim.

107 Dorsch Beach in Frederiksted Dorsch Beach in Frederiksted, looking at Frederiksted

108 Dorsch Beach in Frederiksted Dorsch Beach in Frederiksted, looking south.

109 Further south on Dorsch Beach looking north Further south on Dorsch Beach looking north.

110 Further south on Dorsch Beach looking south Further south on Dorsch Beach looking south.

111 And yet further south on Dorsch Beach looking north And yet further south on Dorsch Beach looking north.

112 And yet further south on Dorsch Beach looking south And yet further south on Dorsch Beach looking south.

113 Strand Street in Frederiksted looking north Strand Street in Frederiksted looking north. Taken at the intersection with Hill Street. The Victoria House is on the block. [which one? which color? blue?]

114 The Old Customs House  in Frederiksted The Old Customs House in Frederiksted.

115 The Scotiabank in Frederiksted The Scotiabank in Frederiksted.

116 Looking north up King Street in Frederiksted Looking north up King Street in Frederiksted. Taken at the intersection of ?? 2:45:06

117 Some ?? beach north of Frederiksted Some ?? beach north of Frederiksted. La Grange? 2:56:04

118 Some ?? beach north of Frederiksted Some ?? beach north of Frederiksted. Rainbow? 3:04:08

119 Some ?? beach north of Frederiksted Some ?? beach north of Frederiksted. Sprat Hall? 3:09:06

120 Butler Bay Plantation Greathouse & Overseer's Cottage c Butler Bay Plantation Greathouse & Overseer’s Cottage c. 1760. Now a private residence.

121 Butler Bay Butler Bay. 3:23:14

122 Beach between Butler Bay and Monks Bath Beach ? or Monks Bath Beach ? 3:33:36 Beach between Butler Bay and Monks Bath Beach ? or Monks Bath Beach ? 3:33:36

123 Monks Bath Beach ? or Hams Bay ? 3:43:30 Monks Bath Beach ? or Hams Bay ? 3:43:30

124 Hams Bay ? or Paradise Sunset Beach ? 3:51:09 Hams Bay ? or Paradise Sunset Beach ? 3:51:09

125 An early morning panorama looking at Sugar Beach An early morning panorama looking at Sugar Beach. This is a public beach that is a popular spot for baptisms.

126 At Sugar Beach looking back at Christiansted At Sugar Beach looking back at Christiansted.

127 I came upon a fellow that takes his horse out for a swim I came upon a fellow that takes his horse out for a swim. Apparently the horse likes it! (I’ve since learned that the horse trainers take the race horses out for muscle training.)

128 Bringing the horse back in Bringing the horse back in.

129 The fellow has to wear fins to keep up with the horse The fellow has to wear fins to keep up with the horse. The picture is blurry as my camera can’t handle low light situations.

130 Standing on Sugar Beach looking west down condo row Standing on Sugar Beach looking west down condo row. At left is the Club St. Croix, then the Sugar Beach Resort, and then Colony Cove. Just after that is Mill Harbor which you can barely see. The furthest piece of land is Pelican Cove.

131 Sugar Beach Resort Sugar Beach Resort. Nothing like spending your vacation in a prison! Click on web size picture to see the bars. (Apparently they are an early form of hurricane protection.)

132 And Colony Cove is also a prison And Colony Cove is also a prison.

133 Pelican Cove Beach Pelican Cove Beach.

134 Pelican Cove Beach Pelican Cove Beach. ?

135 In front of the Cormorant Beach Club In front of the Cormorant Beach Club. ?

136 Looking at Judith's Fancy? Looking at Judith’s Fancy?

137 Fort Fredrik in Frederiksted Fort Fredrik in Frederiksted.

138 Fort Fredrik in Frederiksted from the north side Fort Fredrik in Frederiksted from the north side.

139 St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.

140 Here's a recently restored house that is for sale Here’s a recently restored house that is for sale.

141 A lovely stone base A lovely stone base. They are just finishing up a restoration, and the house is for sale. At the southeast corner of Prince and Hill Streets.

142 A lovely stone base in need of restoration A lovely stone base in need of restoration. At the northeast corner of Prince and Hill Streets.

143 Holy Trinity Church Holy Trinity Church.

144 I don't know if they are starting to restore this building I don’t know if they are starting to restore this building, or the wall is to keep people away from a dangerous site. On Hospital Street between Market and Hill Streets.

145 St. Paul's Anglican Church from the side St. Paul’s Anglican Church from the side.

146 St. Paul's Anglican Church St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Oh, how unattractive that white wall is in front.

147 A bloated one waiting on the tarmac at the Henry E A bloated one waiting on the tarmac at the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport in St. Croix.



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