St Eustatius and The Volcano
10 February 2019 | St Eustatius
Mandy and Frank
We arrived in Statia on Friday morning after a very calm motor sail south from St Barts.
St Barts is also known as St Barthelemy and Statia is also known as St Eustatius.
Statia is Dutch and with Saba just a few miles to the north west forms the Dutch Lesser Antilles.
Both islands can be clearly seen as being formed from ancient volcanoes.
Yesterday we hiked right upto the crater of Quill about 600m above sea level.
We like Statia a lot and came here 3 years ago in very heavy weather.
It is a strange mix of cultures with strong Dutch connections and old Dutch style buildings.
But its main language is English, its currency Is US dollars and its measurements are European.
Its police drive vehicles with American style Sheriff logos.
(Sent by SSB)