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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for Zootenvaal Estate

For this, my fourth year doing the challenge, I've decided to share place names from the Virgin Islands. For such a small spot in the ocean, it seems like every rock, cove, hill and house has been christened. The names are a unique mix of Spanish, Danish, French, Dutch, English, and African to name a few.

Zootenval Estate, St. John A place to get away from it all. You can check out a video HERE.

Other Z Names:
 Zambee, St. Thomas A area up on Crown Mountain Road

My thanks to everyone who stopped by to take this little tour of the Virgin Islands. I hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. Hi Bish .. I recognise Zootenval .. I'd have thought that would have been a South African (Dutch) name ..

    I think of wine too .. an estate with a vineyard .. wonderful views, delightful climate and just great food and drink .. time for us all to get together and enjoy Zee end!

    Congratulations .. Hilary

  2. I've loved all the pictures and details about the island.

  3. It's been awesome! Thanks so much for putting together such a fantastic travelogue.

  4. I really enjoyed learning more about these fantastic places! I hope to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on vacation some time. :) Congrats on finishing the Challenge!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  5. I enjoyed my visit!
    And now we have four years of the Challenge under our belt.

  6. Zootenval...Kinda reminds one of an old neighbor.... Hootenval. Beside the point.
    Great fun, another run another year
    but we ain't crying in our beer.

    I think I'm slap happy. I swear I don't drink or do drugs. LOL

    Congrats and see you later.

  7. I was wondering what marvel of the VI would be your Z post. Nice job. Very nicely done all month.

  8. I'd move there in a heart-beat, if my grandkids came with us.

  9. I love the Virgin Islands, especially Sint Maarten! What a nice way to handle the A to Z Challenge...

    Mary Montague Sikes

  10. It's been very nice seeing all the gorgeous views, videos, and learning snippets of history from these islands. Congrats on making it to the end!

  11. I'd love to vacation there. You have taken me to a beautiful place with your posts.

  12. I enjoyed my visit very much, and your wonderful narrations even more.


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