Christiansted Off The Beaten Path

  • Shutter may be the one on the old Warehouse
    Shutter may be the one on the old...
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    Post office where the red van is parked
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  • Is it the yellow building in front of the steeple?
    Is it the yellow building in front of...
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    St. Croix Aquarium

    by steph4867 Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Here fishy fishy fishy

    Expanded with many new exhibits, including one of "night creatures." In all, it houses some 40 species of marine animals and more than 100 species of invertebrates. A touch pond contains starfish, sea cucumbers, brittle stars, and pencil urchins. The aquarium allows you to become familiar with the marine life you'll see while scuba diving or snorkeling. It's open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

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    Exploring the Rain Forest

    by steph4867 Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Hiking the Rainforest

    The island's western district contains a dense, 15-acre forest called the "Rain Forest. The area is thick with mahogany trees, kapok (silk-cotton) trees, turpentine (red-birch) trees, samaan (rain) trees, and all kinds of ferns and vines. Sweet limes, mangoes, hog plums, and breadfruit trees, all of which have grown in the wild since the days of the plantations, are also interspersed among the larger trees. Crested hummingbirds, pearly eyed thrashers, green-throated caribs, yellow warblers, and perky but drably camouflaged bananaquits nest in the trees. The 150-foot-high Creque Dam is the major man-made sight in the area.

    The Rain Forest is private property, but the owner lets visitors go inside to explore. To experience its charm, some visitors opt to drive along Mahogany Road, stopping beside the footpaths that meander off on either side of the highway into dry riverbeds and glens. It's advisable to stick to the best-worn of the footpaths. You can also hike along some of the little-traveled four-wheel-drive roads in the area.

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    1749 Warehouse is now the U.S.Post Office

    by grandmaR Updated Feb 6, 2010

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    Post office where the red van is parked
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    One of the five buildings on the National Park Service Historic Site in Christensted is the West Indies & Guinea Company Warehouse. Apparently this building is on Company Street and is the current U.S. Post Office and Customs House. Slave auctions used to be held in the courtyard here.

    I had trouble getting pictures quickly enough when the buildings were so close to the van, but the building beside the red van says Post Office on it.

    On the other hand, it may be the building across from the Steeple building in photos 2 and 3.

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    Hike to Annaly Bay Pools

    by Pattons Updated Feb 18, 2006

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    Hike to Annaly Bay  above Carambola Beach Resort
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    There is a beautiful secret hike to Annaly Bay Pools. If you are a visitor to the island it is best to have a guide take you there. The hike can be a little hard in spots especially if you are not used to hiking.
    You can get there by parking at the Carambola Beach resort and entering the hike path near the resorts generator buildings. The hike path is usually pretty well marked. If you prefer a guide contact
    Ay-Ay Ecotours.340/772-4079

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