Last day on St. John, and I'll be sad to leave its natural beauty and playground. The studio calls, however, to get some of these images onto paper--this place begs for watercolor. I'm sure I'll be back though...I wished upon a rainbow!
Located on the North Shore are the Annaberg (Anna’s Hill) Plantation ruins, which date back to the early 1700’s and provide a glimpse into the island’s history of sugar cane processing and rum distillation. From the Annaberg Sugar Mill, the vista overlooking Leinster Bay is spectacular!
A little further past Haulover Bay off Route 10, on the East End of the island, you’ll find Vie’s Snack Shop. This place is a Virgin Islands tradition and Vie, a local icon. After a refreshing swim and stroll on the private beach that Vie’s family owns on Hansen’s Bay, a lunch of fried chicken, conch fritters and pie is a must.
The lovely yellow birds and hummingbird flitting around us were fun to watch.
Scuba and snorkeling in St. John is amazing! We’ve spotted sea turtles, a large stingray, barracudas, an octopus and even a shark! The numerous bays offer protection for the colorful coral reefs and gorgeous tropical fish. Below is one of the more camera shy creatures on St. John, a hermit crab.
The sea beckons and the sunset lures you into a feeling of absolute serenity. I was lucky enough to capture this fleeting moment today.
Thoughts and stories from my travels.