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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Freedom of the Seas in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Good morning,

We went ashore in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. late one afternoon to take a few pictures.  At first, I was disappointed about the sun being behind the ship when I got ready to take the above image.
After I downloaded it, I really liked the "halo" effect around the bridge. 
We walked over to a newer shopping area that is near the marina.
Expensive toys. 
And, even more expensive toys.  ;)
 There are plenty of places to eat and shop.
 There are also places to stay.  If you sail in on your yacht, you might want to spend a few nights in a bed on land so this is a very convenient place to do just that.

 The name of the shop on the left is White House Black Market.  We didn't go inside.
 We continued our walk along the boardwalk and were able to get changing views of Freedom.
 This walkway goes all the way to the old downtown St.Thomas.
 We didn't go very far, though, since we had come ashore late in the afternoon.
 We made one final look back as we walked back to the ship.  High on the mountain you can see homes that overlook the harbor.  We will return here every two weeks and will plan another day when we can spend more time ashore.  Watch this space for more pictures of St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

How beautiful.

All the best,
Lois

15 comments:

Sherry said...

LOL! I couldn't help thinking, as I looked at those "expensive toys" with Freedom of the Seas behind them that they reminded me of a child's bath tub toy. . . so small in comparison to Freedom!!!

rkbsnana said...

Such great pictures you take. Isn't it amazing you can be so far away yet still keep us informed. Fifty years ago you'd be sending postcards

TexWisGirl said...

i like the walkway. yes, some big money 'parked' in that bay.

Happy Days said...

Great shot of the massive hull on that ship. My God their big.Enjoyed the photos! Maybe some day! ...debbie

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your ship is majestic, the toys are no slouch either.

St. Thomas looks like a great place to get off and meander about.

Diana said...

So,so pretty Lois. I love White House Black market! I would have gone in there for sure!
Love Di ♥

VP said...

Great places, impressive ship.

Montanagirl said...

It's so beautiful there! In comparison, we have about 4 inches of new snow this morning.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely boat will take you everywhere.

Elaine said...

It's always interesting to see what you've captured when you download your photos. It's a good feeling when you've captured something you didn't expect.

granny said...

Amazing photo's !
Have to tell you lois,Ive finally worked out what time to view the webcams!! And Im hooked,lol.

Tammy said...

Looks like a great trip! I love the last photo; St. Thomas is a very beautiful place.

Jim said...

Fantastic shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gunn said...

Looks soooo nice!
One day I hope to try it out!:)
This year Stavanger will have 30 % more cruise ships coming. I better make it to a routine to walk around the harbor with the camera.....

NixBlog said...

Great series of shots, Lois. Cruise ships always look marvellous.