When we find ourselves between charters we tend to vagabond about.
Wherever the wind blows or if there’s something going on somewhere we may, or may not show up.
BUT when we are in a port that has shopping nearby we SHOP cause you only have so much stuff in stock on the boat.
This particular day we found ourselves in Charlotte Amalie.
CA is the main port where all the big cruise ships dock.
Let off the passengers.
Unleash traffic chaos onto St Thomas.
So here we are in the dinghy, early morning, heading to town to shop.
Until we see this…
This is the Apple boat. As in iPhone.
The sight of this boat just outside the dinghy dock, I’m not going to lie, derailed us somewhat from our shopping mission.What the…
Story goes that Steve Jobs commissioned a designer to create this masterpiece.
Unfortunately he passed away before the boat was done. The dealer was to get 10% of the final cost of the boat.
The boat cost 150 MILLION EUROS.
You do the math.
Job’s family sent the guy a gold iPad, it didn’t go over well.
The boat was seized in waters somewhere until the agreement was fulfilled.
And here it is in Charlotte Amalie.
Which is going to make the rest of this article seem very not interesting!
This is the street we walk down with all our environmentally friendly shopping bags.
Not a mai tai in sight…
Up this hill we go to the Little Kmart, get some stuff but not nearly everything we need (that’s another post).
The plaza to the left is where Stevo gets a seriously cool straight razor shave at Hombres.
The place is awesome.
All business except for the 4 big screens streaming every sport going and the bar in the back with the pool table and slot machines…seriously!
They do an INCREDIBLE job here.