Ready to Ramble?
The St. Croix Landmarks Society, on Sundays between November and May, occasionally offers "rambles" into the countryside to see ruins, many of them plantations that flourished in the 18th century. The owners of the remains of these former sugar plantations open their gates to the tours, so you have a chance to see a bit of the hidden St. Croix that the average visitor misses.
Guides are often St. Croix historians who will fill you in on the land and its lore. Count yourself lucky if you get to visit Castle Nugent Farm, a cattle ranch on the southeastern coast and one of the oldest working ranches in the West Indies. You can still visit the slave quarters at this ranch and the great house dating from 1730. For information about these tours and other programs of the society, call tel. 340/772-0598, or log on to www.stcroixlandmarks.com.