In 1917, St Thomas was purchased (along with St John and Saint Croix) by the United States for $25 million, as part of a defensive strategy to maintain control over the Caribbean and the Panama Canal during the First World War.
We spent the morning on shore with Edward.Edward treated us by taking us on the skyride (cable car)to Paradise Point. A 700ft hilltop with the most spectacular lookout point on the island. We spent an hour or so relaxing with a drink on the observation deck chatting and taking in the panoramicof the harbour, cruise ship and downtown Charlotte Amalie.
Overlooking St Thomas Harbour
Local Transport St Thomas
In the afternoon Trish and I set off to find a couple of Geocaches and explore the shops ofCharlotte Amalie.
Steven and Edward Paradise Point St thomas
St Thomas Harbour US Virgin Islands
Trish and Edward Paradise Point St Thomas
Entertainment at Paridise Point St Thomas
Skyride attendant St Thomas US Virgin Islands
Geocaching on St Thomas US
Another one for our Trish and police car collection
Horse and Carraige St Thomas
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Walking 1,000 km for a better world.
In July 23 I will start walking solo from the UK to Spain over 1,000 Km. The walk is to support the Rotary Foundation with projects providing clean water in remote villages to eradicating polio from the world. Donations are tax deductible.
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