No, I really didn’t plan it this way, but the letter I just happened to come up during the week I’m on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, visiting fellow author Ella Quinn. So I thought I’d give you a few facts about this island and share some breathtaking photos of the place.
St. Thomas is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands and lies at latitude 18 down in the Caribbean.
Pirate lore has it that Blackbeard used the island as a hang out while he was down here. They have Blackbeard’s Castle, a tower built for defense by Danes in 1679, but reputed to be his base.
Magen’s Bay is one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. (I can now attest to that!). We go here every morning and walk two miles, down and back. But be sure to say “good morning morning” to everyone you meet. It’s the local custom and to not greet someone marks you as rude.
And there is a wonderful night life here! Ella took me to Latitude 18, a small bistro type place, frequented by the locals. The food is excellent and the music of Flipswitch was fantastic!
Tomorrow we’re off to St. John’s Island, where I hope to take even more pics. I’ve got 5 blogs this weekend, including this one, so I’ll be posting lots more of my adventures before I leave on Sunday.
If you like island romance, you should check out mine, Almost Perfect, an erotic Caribbean romp with a man who knows his Kama Sutra! Available at Amazon!
Hope you enjoyed this little island tour! Back to the land of ice and snow next week. 😦 But I’ll make the best of the tropical clime while I’m here.