Christiansted, St Croix

Steve & Carol
Thu 23 Jan 2020 20:08

17:45.01N 064:41.893W
The weather forecast looked like the only opportunity for us to get to St Croix for a few days so we headed out early and had a great close haul sail to Christiansted. Endless Summer have been here for a few days and it wasn’t long before Jos and Erica were over for a chat and drinks. St Croix is very different from St Thomas, it's much less touristic, the main tourism seems to be diving although there are a few cruise ships visit it's more like one a week. St Crois was first discovered by Colombus it wasn’t settled by them but the Dutch and English first, then Spanish, French, Danish who sold it along with the other USVI to America in 1916, the old historic architecture is very European and Christiansted is a nice little town to walk around.

Danish Custom House and Fort Christianvaern behind.         Danish West Indian and Guinea company building.     The Scale house for weighing sugar cane                 
The Scales used.    

Government house
Unfortunately like a lot of the northern Caribbean at the moment the weather wasn’t great, as you can see from the pictures it was rather overcast so we didn’t do any diving which was a shame as the visibility wouldn’t be good, we are however looking forwardd to heading down to Fredricksted where we hope to do some diving.