Marg & Bill Lynn
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bienvenue! / Welcome!

Italy & TransAtlantic Cruise 2012
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

Saturday, Nov. 24

Once again, the cruise tours were all booked, so we decided to simply walk around the tourist market area near the ship. As we reached the town side of that area, however, we were accosted by a young lady offering an island tour for $25 each. We declined, but soon another man came up and offered us the tour for $20. We hummed and hawed because we had decided not to take a tour, but finally we agreed.
The tour was in an open sided bus, air conditioned by the breeze. We had to admit that it was $20 well spent, because we saw the island as we would never had seen it otherwise.

2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise
A shot from the ship shows that we were once again docked with
our starboard side open to a lovely lagoon with the town behind.
The first stop on the tour gave us views of Charlotte Amalie and our ship.

2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise
Our tour vehicle and more views of town from a different perspective.
A local home on the hill, and flowers in November.

2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise
The next stop gave us views of Magens Bay, with "one of the ten loveliest beaches in the world".
The sign shows the islands visible in the distance, including Tortola where Chris' mother lived for many years.


2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise
Some of the group wanted to be dropped off at the beach, so we had a chance to take a look.
Looks like the water is shallow a long way out, and trees offer shade from the hot sun.

2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise 2012 Italy & Cruise
Back on the ship, we saw lifeboats cruising the bay.
Then one appeared at our porthole as it was lifted back in place.
Then back to the tranquil bay and buildings behind.

Later a note was delivered from the captain, thanking the
crew and congratulating them for completing the U.S. Coast
Guard examination with flying colours.


Pages
Introduction

Italy
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
Pompeii
Rome 1
Rome 2
Florence
Pisa, Genoa, MSC Poesia

Cruise
Barcelona
Casblanca
Funchal, Madeira
At Sea
Bridgetown, Barbados
Point--Pitre, Guadaloupe
Lifeboat Drill
Charlotte-Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
Freeport, Bahamas
Travel Mates

Home