After visiting the Annaberg Sugar Plantation with Peter’s Dad, Wiley, we continued our tour around the island of St. John.
In Cruz Bay, we stopped for fresh fruit smoothies.
These handsome gentlemen were telling jokes all day long, making us all laugh :)
The view of Cruz Bay, Great St. James Island and the Eastern tip of St. Thomas is breathtaking.
We stopped at several of the postcard-worthy beaches…
…and we even got to see the wild donkeys along the roadside!
The Cinnamon Bay Estate was one of the most prosperous sugar cane operations on the island in the 1700’s. Situation on the North side of the island, ruins from the factory can be found along the Cinnamon Bay Loop Trail, preserved by the National Park Service.
We walked through the majestic forest and saw where the inner bark of the trees had been scraped off. This bark is dried to make raw cinnamon.
At the end of the trail we walked across the street to see what Cinnamon Bay looks like from the campground. We are used to looking in from the mooring field, never from land, so it was fun to see a new perspective.
Back at our boat we finished off the day with a gorgeous double rainbow! :)
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Jody, great post and awesome pics
Mark & Cindy
s/v Cream Puff
By befriending the locals and joining in with their culture I can see you two are not only making life long friends, you are making life long memories. My dad travelled the world when he was young and his stories were always about the people he met that enriched his life.