Saturday, February 2, 2008

Friday Afternoon in St. Croix

I had a driving tour with George Marshall this afternoon … errands included a visit to Fredericksted to see Rita, one of the caterers for the coming dance week. She had just finished jury duty that day and was still shaken from the responsibility of convicting a killer.

Fredericksted is where tourists come for sunset … the smaller of St. Croix’s two towns, it’s also the most “Caribbean’ in feeling. Colorful old buildings line the narrow streets. And it's the leeward end of the island, popular for snorkeling when the north is windy ... Fredericksted's piers are also popular dives and famous for their seahorses.