The drive was incredible- we passed one excellent vista after another, and since much of St John is national park, everything was lush and green. Several times we actually had to stop for goats in the road. My partner had some moments of hesitation as we wound further and further from the realm of the cruise-ship passengers, but once we reached the far side of the island, we were both enjoying the slower pace of the true island lifestyle. The final few miles to Lameshur are somewhat off-putting (gravel and dirt, single vehicle width, very steep in places) but the worst spots have now been paved. Once at Lameshur, we pulled off under a tree, next to the ONE other vehicle in sight and looked out over an almost deserted bay and beach.
Lameshur is a rocky beach, with smaller pockets of sand interspersed. Shrub trees and wildlife grow right up to where the rocky beach begins (there is no formal parking lot or beach amenities) which makes for a very wild, intimate feel. Other than one family who motored in from their sailboat, we had Lameshur to ourselves.
Snorkeling on Lameshur was good, but not exceptional. I found it a comfortable place to get accustomed to my new snorkel gear. Patches of coral and a variety of urchins made for interesting underwater viewing. We had brought lunch, so my partner spent most of the time on the beach with his book and a drink. After our leisurely lunch, we left our private beach, and made our way back toward town and Cinnamon Bay, where I hoped to do some more snorkeling and maybe see more fish-- I couldn't have imagined how great Cinnamon Bay would be.....
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by Peggy's family
March 13, 2006
From journal Spring Break '06
August 30, 2003
From journal Living the Villa Life in St Thomas