March 15, 2011... East End and Shopping!

The first day we arrived in town, we met GB and Sarah, who have lived aboard Djarrka for 16 years and circumnavigated the globe. They recognized us as cruisers (how do people know?) and took us under their wing as they have been here before and have decided to settle in St. Croix. They invited us to go by car to the east end of the island for a little touring and to run around to some stores. Can't say enough about how helpful that is when you are new in town. So not only did we spend time with some fascinating people, but we also got to see some beautiful scenery at the easternmost end of the entire United States at Udall Park, and drove through the rainforest and had lunch on the beach west of Christiansted.

And we bought a new vacuum cleaner (we are so excited!) as well as replaced our pillows and of course provisioned at a huge supermarket. We filled up the car trunk, forgetting that we still had to get everything back to the boat by dinghy. But we managed. What a terrific day. Thanks again to GB and Sarah for helping out some fellow cruisers.

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