|On a mooring ball overlooking The Quill. The mooring is included in the park fee you have to pay.
|We visited the park office and learned about the flora and fauna.
|Lots of flowers make it pretty and occasional showers keep it cool.
|These guys aren't easy to spot but we saw a couple hiding in the trees.
|Walking up the Old Slave Road to upper town.
|Soldier crab which is a large land hermit crab.
|Statia is the site of the first acknowedgement of the US as a sovereign nation when the then governor of Statia ordered a return salute to the Andrew Doria. They even celebrate Statia America Day here.
|At the fort overlooking Tangent in the harbor.
|One of the local hotels keeps pet macaws.
|A restored Dutch warehouse called Mazinga. The Dutch architecture, some of which has been restored, is really cool.
|We decided to hike up The Quill but got off to a very late start because, yet again, we moseyed around the boat and Customs was shut when we arrived to clear out. Thankfully they came back but our morning hike turned into a hot afternoon trek.
|Overlooking the old volcano which was very dense and lush.
|More architecture. This is for sale if anyone is interested in a restoration project. It would be a great retreat and has a nice view and private courtyard perfect for a little pool. Someone please do this so I can come back for a visit.