Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Our friend Erik from St. Croix was nice enough to have his friend Michael bring us to Buck Island on his boat for the day. I'd say this was the highlight of our trip! It was so much fun swimming around in even more clear water. Seeing all the different coral reefs and fish was amazing! I think I was just made to be in the ocean, it's my happy place! We also hiked to the viewpoint so we could see the view of the island. It was so beautiful, photos don't do justice. Erik, Michael and Tommy are such amazing swimmers it's mind blowing. Swimming literally in the middle of the ocean with just flippers, mask and a snorkel! Being able to swim 50 ft deep is crazy, he took the photos of the coral and fish above. Motivates me to become a better swimmer!
Fredireksted has plenty of things to do for the day. You can rent paddle boards, kayaks, snorkels, go scuba diving for the day, jump of the pier, etc. Erik brought us here the first time to snorkel and jump off the pier, it was so much fun! I jumped in and stayed in the water for the longest time just looking at all the different types of fish and everything that was alive on the beams holding up the pier! There's nothing like clear water to swim in so I had to take advantage of it, since California beaches are nothing compared to this. I did pretty well paddle boarding, but the wind started coming in and I was getting too far out into the ocean! Luckily TL was there on a kayak, he had to pull me back into shore! What would I do without him?! :D The second day we hung out with Tommy before he went back to St. Thomas, we swam around, went paddle boarding and swimming. If you're in Fredireksted, don't forget to check out the pier! You won't regret it!
This was our first full day in Christensted so we decided to go to the beach of course and swim around! Can't go wrong with that. We were glad to meet some people on the island to show us around and get a better feel of the island. There is nothing better than having someone from the island to show you around. Erik's family has been in the islands for a long time! Since the Danish conquered St. Croix. We met his grandma and uncle as well, they live in this cute old style home! They were really sweet. Since we travel a lot and hotels can get expensive we met a lot of really outgoing people on www.couchsurfing.com it really helps you meet people that like to do the same things as you. I'd have to say this trip we met some of the best people yet on our travels.