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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Arrival

Good morning,

My images today are of our arrival to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. aboard Freedom of the Seas.
I moved to the top deck of Freedom and stood along the rail next to the jogging track.
There were a few others up here to capture images, too.
And there is nothing more romantic than standing at the rail on a beautiful ship as you sail into such a gorgeous port.
We hadn't been to St. Thomas for quite a number of years since we were there aboard Splendour of the Seas.  I guess during the winter seasons of 1999, 2000, and 2001, we were there every couple of weeks or so.  During other parts of the year, we were in Europe aboard Splendour.
Here comes the pilot boat.  Our ship will slow so the pilot boat can pull along side and the pilot will come aboard to guide us into St. Thomas.
If you look carefully inside the entrance to the bay, you'll see another ship is already in port.
The hill sides are a lush green.  On the far hills there are homes that have a fantastic view of the harbor.
Again, if you look carefully, you will be able to spot the ruins of an old fort at the entrance to the bay.
Here is a closer view.
As we were sailing into St. Thomas, a sea plane was flying out.
And, here we have tied up in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.  So beautiful.

More images of this and other ports will be in later posts.

I hope you continue on our cruise with us.

Very best,



Martys Fiber Musings said...

Beautiful...I'll be sailing along with you. (In virtual, of course.)Oh, and may I have a loaf of your just baked bread to munch on while I journey with you? Pass the butter please.....

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Morning Lois (at least it is early a.m. here). I can see why you enjoy the Virgin Islands - just the first shots show it as a beautiful location. We've never been there so exploring with you will be an adventure.

Montanagirl said...

Just beautiful. I'm enjoying your trip - vicariously of course! Nice photos.

Anonymous said...

My first thought is how HIGH you are! The view is just beautiful, makes me want to go there...maybe some day...debbie

Deere Driver said...

And not a jogger in sight!

River Glorious said...

You're next door to me, haha! :) And my favorite place in the world is Culebra Island, which is right beside St. Thomas, and belongs to PR. The weather is very hot today, isn't it? It should cool down some with the weather system #4.


Wanda..... said...

The fifth photo with the lone man in the foreground really showws the hugeness of the ship. My favorite photo is the last one though. Beautiful, Lois.

Elaine said...

I am excited to see St. Thomas since I've never been there. It looks beautiful.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, St. Thomas is gorgeous. And, the best part, it is part of the USA so there is a US Post Office at the port. That's one of the things very important to me when we are out here for long periods of time.

Marty, I'd love to send you some bread, but I'm not baking while on board. I do have a kitchen in our suite, but don't do much cooking since there are so many wonderful restaurants here. What's the point of cooking? ;) Oh, and the bread is all made on board and fresh so no preservatives - just like mine at home.

Yes, Debbie, this is a very tall ship so provides many great photo opportunities. It's just perfect for photoholics.

River, YES, I know I am close. And, we will be here every two weeks for awhile. :) Maybe I'll lean out on the deck and wave over to you in San Juan. ;)

I'll have more pictures of St. Thomas coming.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photos! I love the color of the water and the lush green of the mountains.

Life Looms Large said...

Thanks for sharing your colors of August! (And what beautiful colors they are!)

Hope you're staying out of hurricane's way!!