Yep. 99 steps. Down to the city. 99 of them. All down. In the heat.
Luckily, there were lots of landings, and many amazing things to see on the way down. And for the most part, the stairs were easy. Some were old and maybe a little worn and scary, but most were in good repair. but still, 99 steps... and did I mention that it was hot. And thick?
This is a statue of The Three Queens
The sea air is very hard on paint.
Also on cast iron.
A verandah, facing the harbor.
Closer to the bottom.
Another government house. I love the sliding doors.
Which was as beautiful as ever.
Did I buy anything in St. Thomas?
Larimar, which was far less expensive in St. Thomas than it was in Nassau and St. Maarten. Though there were wonderful and very expensive pieces, we found some real bargains made from this amazingly beautiful stone (and by bargain, I mean the above earrings and bracelet for $18... total...). That almost made up for the rubies... heh...
Tomorrow: St. Maarten