St. Croix, USVI 2008

Among other things, ISLANDS editor Matthew Miller learned to make fire on St. Croix.

Fire Out
Russell Cutts tosses the burning matter.
Blowing on the Spark
Russell Cutts makes fire, part of an earth skills demonstration at Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute on St. Croix, USVI.
VISFI Bungalows
Bungalows at the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute on St. Croix, USVI
Fire From Friction
Russell Cutts and Nate Olive use friction to make fire, part of an earth skill demonstration at Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute on St. Croix, USVI.
St. Croix from Buccaneer
Golf course and St. Croix from the deck of the Buccaneer's Great House.
VISFI Tree House
The tree house at Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute on St. Croix, USVI. An intern lives up there with the lizards.
Fire-making at VISFI
Russell Cutts and Nate Olive make fire with sticks at Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute on St. Croix, USVI.
The Museum
The so-called "Museum" on St. Croix. One man's junk may be another man's treasure, but sometimes collecting other men's junk leaves you with a yard full of junk.
Frigate Birds
Two frigate birds on the wing above Divi Carina Bay Resort on St. Croix, USVI.
Moko Jumbie Games
Moko jumbies toy with the authorities at the Agriculture and Food Fair of the United States Virgin Islands.
Fishing Pelican
A pelican fishes above the pier at Divi Carina Bay Resort on St. Croix, USVI.
Sugar Mill
A preserved sugar mill at the Buccaneer resort. The chunk of iron in front is part of the original works.
Man With Fire
Russell Cutts holds the material he's set fire to using friction, an earth skills demonstration at Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute on St. Croix.
St. Croix Jumbies
St. Croix tree
Cabins at VISFI
View from Buccaneer Hotel, St. Croix