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Hiking STX- Annaly Bay, Isaacs Bay, Hamms Bluff

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wcpalmer
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This is awesome; this is exactly why people should be visiting St. Croix. Glad you had a great time. 🙂

A "great time" would be an understatement! And seriously, thank you and everyone else for the tips and tidbits of information about the island before we left... that helped make our trip extremely efficient.

This forum, and the willingness of the people on it to answer questions and provide help whenever they can is a true reflection of the character of Crucians and transplants to the island. Everyone we talked to on STX was extremely friendly and willing to strike up a conversation about anything... and when I mentioned I was thinking about moving down there, they either had their business card out or their phone ready to exchange information before I could even ask.

The only time I felt in any way out of place on the island was when my dad and I found ourselves at "Sharky's" just outside of C'sted around 11:00pm on Sunday night. We had finished the Bio Bay tour and were starving, trying to get some late night grub around C'sted... We had been planning on grabbing something from the "Chicken Truck" (I think they called it) that sits at the end of King Street... but with it being a Sunday, and us not knowing any better, the truck was no where to be found when we walked down there.

Every place on the boardwalk had closed their kitchens for the night. A lady at "Rum Runners" told us that our only hope of finding food this late was to go to "Sharky's"... so we drove on over to Sharky's.

We got a few funny looks when we came in but every one was nice. We had a couple of beers while we waited on our food (fried mahi fingers, which were quite tasty for bar food). As the place started filling up with scantily clad women and their boyfriends the energy in the place started to pick up and the vibe changed a bit... while most people were still friendly with us and we enjoyed our meal without incident I started to get the feeling that this is not exactly the wisest place for us to enjoy a beer... so we paid our tab, said thanks for the drinks, and walked our pale butts outta there. I don't think at any point we were in any danger, I just felt somewhat out of place...

Other than us putting ourselves in that situation (which going to any bar late night, whether that be state side or on an island, has it's "dangers") I felt totally at home and welcomed with the people.

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Topic starter Posted : February 19, 2014 5:14 pm
Alana33
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I checked out the Tan Tan tours website as have guests that would like to spend 2 nights in STX.
I was suprised to see a lovely photo of Magens Bay and Hans Lolick. Do they offer tours in STT as well?
Everything else looked to be STX pics.

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Posted : February 19, 2014 7:03 pm
Flkeyz68
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There is a ferry ride from STT to STX?

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Posted : February 20, 2014 12:03 pm
Linda J
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No.

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Posted : February 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Alana33
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There is a ferry ride from STT to STX?

There had special ferry going over to STX for Ag Fair, I believe.

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Posted : February 20, 2014 2:07 pm
BeachcomberStt
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Ferry service between St. Thomas and St. Croix has been suspended. As of June 2013 there is no new information.

Transportation between these two islands is possible using: Inter-Island Airlines.

http://www.vinow.com/general_usvi/interisland_ferry/

As Alana stated above there was special ferry service between Stt and Stx during the Ag Fair. They do run special ferry service between Stt and Stx when there are special events, like Carnival, etc. They run ads in the Daily News and Island Trader. There is even special ferry service between Stt and Puerto Rico during special times of the year, Thanksgiving time being one them.

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Posted : February 20, 2014 2:55 pm
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As the place started filling up with scantily clad women and their boyfriends the energy in the place started to pick up and the vibe changed a bit... while most people were still friendly with us and we enjoyed our meal without incident I started to get the feeling that this is not exactly the wisest place for us to enjoy a beer... so we paid our tab, said thanks for the drinks, and walked our pale butts outta there. I don't think at any point we were in any danger, I just felt somewhat out of place...

Other than us putting ourselves in that situation (which going to any bar late night, whether that be state side or on an island, has it's "dangers") I felt totally at home and welcomed with the people.

When you say you "walked our pale butts outta there," are you saying that you were intimidated because you were the only whites there?

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Posted : February 25, 2014 7:41 am
wcpalmer
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As the place started filling up with scantily clad women and their boyfriends the energy in the place started to pick up and the vibe changed a bit... while most people were still friendly with us and we enjoyed our meal without incident I started to get the feeling that this is not exactly the wisest place for us to enjoy a beer... so we paid our tab, said thanks for the drinks, and walked our pale butts outta there. I don't think at any point we were in any danger, I just felt somewhat out of place...

Other than us putting ourselves in that situation (which going to any bar late night, whether that be state side or on an island, has it's "dangers") I felt totally at home and welcomed with the people.

When you say you "walked our pale butts outta there," are you saying that you were intimidated because you were the only whites there?

No, certainly not. If I had meant it to be a racial thing I simply would have said "we walked our white butts outta there".

I chose the word "pale" because I wanted to communicate that we were clearly not locals. Neither of us had a tan or looked like we had spent more than 2 days in the Caribbean sun. My dad was looking uber touristy in his plaid shorts... neither of us knew exactly what this bar was like, or what to expect.

I would have done the exact same thing had I been sitting in an all white biker bar in Daytona that started filling up with hoochies and guys chasing that tail. and I would have worded it that same way telling retelling the story... because again, it would be very obvious that our pale butts don't belong in a biker bar in Daytona

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Topic starter Posted : February 25, 2014 1:17 pm
speee1dy
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dont worry wcpalmer, people like to inject all types of things into these posts that are not there

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Posted : February 25, 2014 2:18 pm
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