St. Eustatius

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DATES OF STAY: 05/30/2013-06/06/2013.

OF INTEREST:  This ten-square-mile island has a rich cultural and geological history.  It was once the busiest port in the world, was the first nation to officially recognize the newly independent United States, and has an amazing network of land-based and underwater parks.  Mount Mazinga, a volcano which erupted 1,500 years ago, dominates the island and is a great hike.

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Starting to hit the hiking trails...where the snow has melted...

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