October 11, 2011

St. Croix Pt. 2

All photos by me

Next St. Croix adventure: Secret waterfalls!

St. Croix has beaches and palm trees, yes, but it also has amazing rain forests closer the center of the island. Nick's uncle showed him this place when he was a little kid, so that gives you an idea of how long his family has been going to this spot. We parked the van on the side of the road in a little pull off ditch, crossed the street, jumped over the guardrail and slowly, but surely climbed down the muddy rain forest slope to get to this little waterfall. There is a clearing and the forest opens up all around the water, so it was really like discovering some kind of hidden treasure.

There are a bunch of tubes and makeshift items that have been put up to capitalize on the slow moving water. In fact, the tube was jammed with rocks and leaves at first so there was only a slow trickle. My friend Mike was able to dislodge everything though so we got to see the contraption in full force before we left for the Domino Club (more on that magic place next time!)

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