February is the month for lovers with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. I love this image of Rust op Twist on St. Croix’s North Shore because it has such a romantic, fairy-tale quality. In the 1700’s the island’s landscape was dominated by over 150 Sugar Cane Plantations. Today, our neighbourhoods are still called by the names of those old plantations of a by-gone era and many of the ruins dot the landscape. St Croix is one of the few islands in the Caribbean where you can still see many of the sugar mills standing. Some have been incorporated into homes and other structures. Today, there is an ordinance protecting them and they can only be renovated. The owner’s of the Rust op Twist property have made their sugar mill accessible to the public and do a brilliant job keeping the property a beautiful landmark on the North Shore. While on St Croix, you can learn more about life on a plantation and see a working sugar mill at the Estate Whim Museum. If you’re on St Croix in February, be sure to attend the Valentine’s Jump Up in Christiansted on Fri Feb 10.
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And don’t forget to check our Events Calendar for things to do while you’re on St Croix.
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**Don’t forget to check back at the end of the month for March’s calendar!**