Just the Pictures (U.S. Virgin Islands) The port at Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Looking back toward Charlotte Amalie on a boat making its way to the neighboring U.S. Virgin Island, St. John. Row of palms on the crest of Little St. James Island. Water Point on St. Thomas, seen while passing through Current Hole. Cruz Bay at St. John Island. Boats anchored in Cruz Bay. Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center on St. John Island. Trail through Virgin Islands National Park. Bromelia pinguin. Trees and plants smothered by a climbing cactus. Closeup of a climbing cactus on a tree. Further along on the trail through the park. Termites on a tree. Continuing on the trail through the park. The trail near an overlook point. Cruz Bay seen from Virgin Islands National Park. Looking west toward St. Thomas Island. Back on the trail. Hiking through a more wooded part of the park. An ass on Honeymoon Beach. Rocks on the eastern edge of Honeymoon Beach. A maho tree flower. Boats in Salomon Bay. Tall coconut palms at Caneel Bay. Ruins of an old sugar mill near Caneel Bay. Standing inside the ruins of the sugar mill (now used for exclusive parties and special occasions). Looking down at Caneel Bay Resort. Looking back at St. John Island on my way back to St. Thomas. The MS Royal Princess docked at Charlotte Amalie West (Baye de Grigri). Looking out at the Baye de Grigri from the pier. Charlotte Amalie West, seen from the top of the cruise ship. A tsunami hazard sign in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The MS Royal Princess in the distance, seen from the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie. Dronningens Gade (a popular shopping street) in Charlotte Amalie. Cozy restaurant inside the Royal Dane Mall. The “99 Steps.” View of the cruise ship and Long Bay. Three Queens fountain in front of Blackbeard’s Castle; the castle was built as a watchtower in 1679 AD and – according to lore – Blackbeard used it as a lookout tower in the early 18th-century AD. Homes on the hillsides in Charlotte Amalie. More steps and crumbling buildings in Charlotte Amalie. A peeling parking sign. Historic buildings along Norre Gade. Frederick Lutheran Church in Charlotte Amalie. Fort Christian (completed in 1680 AD), a Dano-Norwegian-built fort in Charlotte Amalie. The crimson walls of Fort Christian. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Long Bay, seen from the cruise ship. David Geffen’s large yacht, Rising Sun, docked at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.