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Old 12-23-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Here's a few pix of the U.S. Virgin Islands. All of these are from of St. Croix, where we lived.

I'll also try to dig up the pix of the BVIs and Jost van Dyke. And St. John, which is gorgeous.

Hmmm. These don't give the description...the first is Point Udall and Buck Island from St. Croix...the second is just a scene overlooking the north shore of St. Croix. Third is Cane Bay, St. Croix, fourth is the pier at Frederiksted, and the last is the mocko jumbies, or stilt walkers, at a carnival on St. Croix. The bottom picture is sunset at Cane Bay on St. Croix...probably the most popular beach.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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Here's a few more...it is beautiful in all of these spots...and very expensive!

First is Hawksnest on St. John.
Second is Main St. Jost van Dyke - BVI
Third is sailing to Tortola.
Fourth is from the shore on Tortola.
Fifth is Main St. St. John.
Bottom row, first is sailing into Jost.
Last is Cinammon Bay, St. John.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Sam, those are absolutely beautiful pics!! You posted them just in time, too while many of us are freezing on the Mainland.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:12 AM
 
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Definately some beautiful pics,,,I always enjoyed Fredericksted more in St.Croix but it is a tad run down for most,but the Beaches are lot better on East end....Great pics.....St.John is absolutely ridicluous as far as real estate prices
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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now i wish i were on vacation there !
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Oh, wouldn't that be great to leave the 10 degree temps and be lying at the beach there?

Since it has a very high cost of living, what is the employment situation and the wage standard there? You'd think they would hire a lot of people for the tourism industry OR do they have enough employees of their own? I don't work in the tourism industry, but to live in a place like that, it wouldn't be a hard thing for me to do.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:26 AM
 
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I can only speak for St. Croix, where tourism is NOT the biggest thing going...they haven't capitalized on that yet and are ill equipped to deal with an influx of tourists...oh, they get their share, but nothing like St. Thomas or Puerto Rico, or even St. John. You can make it if you try and if you keep your expectations low, but there's many a mainlander living there and working 2-3 jobs - the pay scale is very poor and there's really no room for advancement. It's sort of a closed society, too...the chances of working for the government or in the public sector are horrible, and those are the jobs with any security at all. I'll have to say, in most of the restaurants frequented by visitors and snowbirds, the "hired help" is overwhelmingly continental...but in the grocery stores, hardware stores, etc. it's almost always islanders. Or at least on the West End of St. Croix. The East End is overwhelmingly mainlanders. There's a definite divide.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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Sam:
Your last photo is actually Trunk Bay I believe. My wife and I have vacationed on St. John for the last five years. What a great place! We've also rented boats and been to Jost Van Dyke (Soggy Dollar, etc.) and Virgin Gorda to the baths. We have a home rented for next November with three other couples. Can't wait!!
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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May be Trunk Bay...probably is. That was a week we toured every single cay and hidey-hole on St. John! Which side of STJ do you stay on? The last time we were overlooking Fish Bay - I think I'd rather be on the other side of the island?
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Sam I Am, just what I needed or rather wanted to see today. Those blues are amazing and if I painted the sky and water those colours I bet someone would say it was unrealistic.

One or two I wouldn't mind using for some colour matches. May I?

And thanks for lightening the dark day!
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