St. John Journals

Day trip to St. John

A November 1993 trip to St. John by kmclark

Quote: Just a day trip but it surely packed a wallop! Our guide was the absolute best and gave us so much history. Wish I'd had this opportunity before high school (when history was such a bore) for sure! This island surely brought it all home along with its exquisite maintenance and beauty...come and see!

Day trip to St. John

Overview

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Doubt you can exit St. John without a renewed appreciation of nature-more than half of it being protected as park land. It's gorgeous and kept that way intentionally for everyone to enjoy. We went on a guided tour - well worth the - and the weather was perfect! Didn't much understand the wild animals running about but the tour guide set me straight. We saw free-roaming pigs, chickens, goats and donkeys; but they only keep census on the donkeys. What a day! Keep it safe and clean!Quick Tips: Go along with the flow of things. Let everything ride slowly...be cool. That's the way life is down here. Be polite and it pays - just like at home or anywhere else in travelling. I love this ...Read More

Our little island adventure

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Neither my neighbor/friend nor I are of the perfect size or weight - like the cooking team of "Two Fat Ladies", I guess but abler, maybe. So, off we go to St. John to see and behold. It was awesome! Our guide was homey and talkative. He told us initially that the USVI was proud to be American which gladdened our spirits. He showed us Drake's Seat, wonderful view, and took us to the Hyatt (wonderful grounds) to pick up other passengers. Off we went. Picked up the ferry from Red Hook and he had me read a passage from "Night of the Silent Drum". This book tells of the plight of the slaves and their struggles for freedom; it was so enthralling I bought a copy (which the guide aut...Read More