Yes, we're still here in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. The pottery shards above are over 200 years old! I found them snorkeling off the beach in Frederiksted or digging through dirt around old forts or other inhabited places from the Danish occupation back in the late 1700's to 1800's. These shards are from the 1760-1840 range, according to the research I've done. The shards are called 'chaney', a mix of China+money, a word coined by the children of bygone eras who used to collect the shards and grind them into round shapes and use them as pretend money amongst themselves. Chaney hunting became my favorite pasttime during the last few weeks here. My buddy, Kellie, is addicted to the treasure hunt and would pick me up and drive me all over the island, often with our snorkels, and we'd always come away with handfuls of the stuff. I love the hunt for treasure!
The aluminum dinghy we now use exclusively. Our AB inflatable dink blew a huge gash in Dominica and this is now our only transport to land.
This is the Millennium Memorial that was built for the year 2000. It marks the sun's solstice for 2000 at this, the farthest eastern point in the United States. The four stone towers point in the four directions of the compass and at the solstice in 2000 the sun shone through a little slit in the center column onto the sundial floor. The memorial looks like two "M"s, standing for 2000 in Roman numerals and the Millennium Memorial. Pretty clever. Kellie and I were going to hike down to the beach from here, but our friend warned us that the parking area here is a prime target for theives (it's way out at the end of the island where there are no homes) and we shouldn't go there with anything in the vehicle. We were told to take nothing of value and leave the windows down as a sign there is nothing of value in the car to avoid break-ins. We had our snorkel gear in the car and decided to pass on the hike and not take the risk.