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, Dutch, French, English and African, to name a few.
Enighed Estate, St. John
I dare you to pronounce it correctly. :)*
On a low hill just outside Cruz Bay, is the Enighed Estate Great House. Build between 1750-57 it was destroyed by fire at the turn of 20th century and all that remained, while I was child, were its ruined walls and grand old staircase. In 1979 extensive reconstruction was begun. By 1980 restoration was complete and the beautiful building became the Elaine I. Sprauve Library. You can read more about its history HERE.
Other E Names:
Emmaus Moravian Church and Manse, at Coral Bay This is a wonderful article with pictures about the church.
Europa Bay, St. John
Elephant Bay, and Elephant Rock, Water Island. Water Island makes up part of the harbor of St. Thomas and is the fourth Virgin Island.
Elk Bay, St. John
Emancipation Gardens, St. Thomas
This is a time-lapsed video (not by me) of the road going out to East End, the eastern most point on St. John. When the road was bulldozed in back in the late 50's we were the first people to take vehicles over the road. Mom drove our jeep, The Yellow Dragon. Dad was on his Allstate motorcycle. It was quite a journey.
*Ee-na-head. Did you get it right?