VWL/Eastern Fantasy Cruise/AKV CL all wrapped into a fabulous b-day trip - Complete

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  1. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

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    The next part or the tour we got out and explored an old sugar mill which was really cool. I surprisingly have tons of photos :rotfl:
     
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  3. tiggrbaby

    tiggrbaby <font color=deeppink><marquee>We must work harder

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    Sorry for your loss!
     
  4. Pinkocto

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    Continuing on with our tour of St John:

    We stopped at some sugar mill ruins and were allowed to explore for 20 minutes. No, that was not an adequate amount of time. I love ruins of any kind and of course took oodles of pictures.

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    Looks like I got distracted by the gorgeous view.

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    I thought this was gorgeous

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  5. Pinkocto

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    I just loved this tree

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    Look at those lovely talons!

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    We decided to explore a desserted path around the back of the ruins

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    Mom was fascinated by the use of coral

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    We both thought this tree was amazing.

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    This was a cotton plant. I don't think I've ever seen one in person so I was delighted.

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    And after all that wonderful exploring it was time to go and find our bus again.

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  6. Pinkocto

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    Thank you :hug:
     
  7. dolphingirl47

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    That view was definitely stunning. The ruins look great, too. What a shame that you had so little time.

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  8. rentayenta

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    Pam, your photos are beautiful and the ruins look fascinating. I'm glad you had some time to explore. I'd love to visit there one day.
     
  9. dgbg100106

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    the old sugar mill is very cool.

    You know the first time I went to the Caribbean, I saw that we were going to St. John's so I very excited and had a couple of things planned.... Turned out we were going to St. John's Antigua, not St. John's Island.
     
  10. jenseib

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    You got some stunning shots of St. john. What a beautiful place. how old are the ruins?
     
  11. Pinkocto

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    We pretty much had just enough time to walk briskly past everything and take pictures, I would have liked at least another 30 minutes to explore at a nicer pace.
     
  12. Pinkocto

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    Thank you :) I thought they were pretty cool. I would have enjoyed some more time though, there were some buildings I didn't get close to. St John is a gorgeous island, we stayed there for a week many years ago, that was a fabulous vacation.
     
  13. Pinkocto

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    Oh no, what things had you planned? Have you stopped there on other cruises?

    I'm a little worried about St Johns Antigua, it's one of my stops on the transatlantic. Anything worthy to do there? I still need to do all my planning for that trip.
     
  14. Pinkocto

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    Thank you :) even though we weren't crazy about the tour it was really nice to see the island again and relive some memories.

    I have to look at the brochure I picked up to find out how old the ruins are. I'll get back to you.
     
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    That tree is crazy!
     
  16. Leshaface

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    So sorry for your loss, Pam :hug: It's so difficult going to funerals and seeing your loved ones in pain. Hope you're doing alright.


    Wow. This is freaking amazing!

    Sorry you didn't like your tour that much. However, the pictures you took from it are beautiful! Of course they are, you take the best pictures :thumbsup2
     
  17. MEK

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    Pam - Sorry you didn't love your tour, but your pictures are absolutely spectacular. The sky and the water are just so darn blue. I guess that's what they mean by a picture perfect day.

    Thanks for sharing those! :goodvibes
     
  18. Pinkocto

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    I'm amazed it gets enough water like that.
     
  19. Pinkocto

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    Thank you :hug: I'm much better than last week. It takes times like these to make me remember to cherish each day I have with those I love.

    That tree was a trooper!

    You're so sweet, thank you :goodvibes For me the day was just so nice I would have rather been enjoying the water instead of driving around in a trunk. For mom she really didn't like our bus driver. We still had a really nice day though.
     
  20. Pinkocto

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    Thank you! :goodvibes

    The day started off so gloomy I was really glad we didn't have a beach day planned, but it turned out so beautiful I was just itching to be in the water. We still had a nice day but we both decided we'll never do that again.
     
  21. franandaj

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    Somehow I missed the update with the ruins. If someone hadn't quoted the tree picture I wouldn't have known to go back. 20 minutes was definitely not enough time for such a fascinating place.
     

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