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St. Croix Day 3: 4th of July in the USVI

We woke up to a beautiful 4th of July morning and were scheduled for a half day sailboat charter with Bilinda Charters. We met the boat at the dock and I was excited to see a female captain and her first mate, Astro the dog.




There was also a first mate with thumbs.

He raised the sail and helped us get underway.


We also did our fair share of bobbing along.


We made a snorkel stop and the guy with thumbs and I jumped in the water for a bit. I had been feeling fine but the motion of the water started to bring back that bubbly feeling so we didn't snorkel long. He offered to take me on a guided trip at the Frederiksted pier with some other guests the following day. After we were back on board, he set up a tasty snack.

After our sail, since we were in our suits anyway, we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon at the condo pool. We had it all to ourselves.

The plan was to drive to Frederiksted to see the fireworks by the pier just after dark so we needed to have a somewhat early dinner. We chose Un Amore, an Italian restaurant not far from where we were staying.

We started with an appetizer of fried risotto balls.

And then I had some kind of shrimp dish but I don't recall the details. I don't think I was able to taste much at this point.

We headed to the beach near the pier to find a spot and watch the show.

We arrived just at dusk and found a little place with a clear view of the pier.


The show was surprisingly good and we really enjoyed it. It was a first for me to be in a "foreign" country where a US holiday is celebrated.



Posted by zihuatcat 22:31 Archived in US Virgin Islands Tagged st melissa croix

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