The weather is markedly warmer as we docked at our first Port of Call, Crown Point, St. Thomas.
Today, I had pancakes and an egg today from the buffet – a change up for my waffle cook. The breakfasts are very good.
QM2 at Crown Point Marina
We don’t plan to take the walk or a taxi to Charlotte Amalie today – instead we are just going to check out the local vendors at Crown Point. We are parked next to the Celebrity Equinox so there are a lot of passengers wandering about. Being in St. Thomas also gives us a chance to make phone calls back to the US.
The vendors may have increased in number from the last time we were here. We explored the whole area and did not find anything we needed to buy. It’s a pretty warm day, so we returned to the ship for lunch.
St. Thomas from QM2
From where our ship is, it is difficult to see the damage caused by the September double hit by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. There seems to be power and the vegetation on the hills seems intact. It’s all deceptive because the island was without power and water for weeks.
We spent a cool and quiet afternoon on the outside deck.
We are having continued good luck getting a table for dinner and the food has been pretty good. The Maitre D’ has been very helpful.
Comedy Magician Nathaniel Rankin (from Canada) is the headliner. Lots of juggling, cut neckties, and mind reading. We have seen him before and his act has changed little. I think some people in the audience might have been recruited to be part of the act. We met one guy who was asked to switch his tie for one supplied by the magician.