~ SUNGLASSES: Aldo ~
A week before our trip to St. Croix, I looked up the weather. I was hoping to start packing and get an idea of what I would need (You know, the confirmation that the weather's going to be all over the place so you can just pack everything you own ;) to be safe of course!). And every single day we were there it was supposed to storm. Not like a little drizzle, no, a full blown thunderstorm. This is something I would've expected if we were going to London, but I hadn't envisioned sitting on white sand beaches...under an umbrella. It turned out to be a good thing though that Jose and I went in with the expectation of never seeing the sun, because we only ended up having two really rainy days! So lucky!!
On one of these days we were in downtown Christiansted and were hoping to go to the beach, but didn't want to get stranded somewhere in the middle of a storm. So we decided to take a ferry over to Protestant's Cay. It's a really tiny island in the middle of the Christiansted harbor and the ferry literally takes 1 minute to get there. It was perfect because we got our little beach fix for the day, but were close to a restaurant that we could run under for cover when we needed it. The beach is definitely not the best that St. Croix has to offer and I wouldn't recommend it aside from in a situation like this. We had a lot of fun though and Jose even found a starfish as he was snorkeling around!
That same day (between storms) we hiked to the top of a giant hill on the outskirts of the city. The view from the top was beautiful and we used that bit of exercise as justification to drink more piña coladas.