The virgin islands were purchased by the United States from Denmark in 1917 for $17 million. The US bought the islands to make sure Germany could not use the islands as a submarine base during World War I. St Thomas is home to Charlotte Amalie, the islands’ capital. It is also a favorite destination for travelers.
Storms out in the Gulf of Mexico will sometimes send foam onto the beaches. While this can sometimes be a problem, it is often a natural occurrence and of no danger. Taken on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida.
No matter what time of year, chances are pretty good that people will be at the beach in Florida. Locals will bundle up on a cold day while tourists and snowbirds will treat it like a sunny day. Here you can see folks in jackets while a shirtless boy plays in the sand. Grain has been added to this photo to enhance the atmosphere.
When a wall was built around San Juan, Puerto Rico, doors were built as the only way to access the city. Over the years those doors have disappeared. This is the last remaining door, an entrance from San Juan Bay into the old city. The huge entryway is a landmark of its own right. It is open most days so tourists can cross through the thick walls from the promenade into the old city.
This little beach is at the end of the Port Canaveral Barge Canal, a waterway used by cargo and cruise ships as well as naval vessels. Perched along the fringes of an air force base, this is not a public beach.