Shopping

Volume 7, Issue 74; 04 May 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Moving off the beach during the hottest part of the day, we decided to do a little shopping.

Sun. Snorkle. Beverage. Shade. Mix. Repeat.

I visited a patch of coral straight out in the middle of Secret Harbour that I’d forgotten about. Lots of critters including a school of Parrotfish that looked bigger than two feet long. Saw one of the turtles from the float, but absent my snorkle gear couldn’t get any closer.

Sun and Palm
Sun and Palm

Moving off the beach during the hottest part of the day, we decided to do a little shopping. Charlotte Amalie is a duty free port. Lots of stuff, and there’s lots of stuff, can be had for a bargain. What constitutes a bargain depends on your pocketbook, of course. A diamond the size of your fist costs more than our gross annual income no matter what the bargain.

Found no where to park in Charlotte Amalie, so we went back to Havensight for our shopping. Trinkets, nothing too expensive, and twelve heavy bottles to carry home. (Each adult can carry six liters of alcohol back into the United States, duty free, from St. Thomas, as long as one of them is a bottle of Cruzan rum. It seems odd that, to take a random example, Kentucky bourbon should be cheaper this far from Kentucky, but who am I to argue. And the rum is practically free.)

More sun, etc.