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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Snorkeling in St John - More pretty fishies

Jackie had the day off (finally).  So we hopped the ferry for the short ride to St John (another of the US Virgin Islands).

After the scenic ferry trip, we grabbed a cab and headed to TRUNK BAY.  Along the way, our cab driver pulled to the side of an overlook for a great photo opportunity.  Trunk Bay is listed among the top ten beaches in the world, for a reason... Beautiful white sand, convenient facilities (showers, restrooms, changing rooms, bar.snack shop and convenient gift shop).  If you do not own, or don't want to carry your own set of fins and snorkel/mask, there is even a rental booth for these items.

The beach lives up to the hype in every way.  Beautiful clear blue water, white sands and a little off shore island providing a swim around challenge.  All around the island are bits of coral and rocks great for fish sighting...

Here's Jackie!

And here is the biggest shark i have ever swam with... About 5 feet long.  he is just a "Nurse Shark", not dangerous at all.  But very exciting!

And when we finally lifted our heads, this fellow was only 5 feet away from us.

Trunk Bay is a world class beach, lots to see and do (or a great place to do nothing).  Convenient to get to and picture perfect in every way.  And if you are really good, you can swim and keep your Cuban cigar lit.

And if you have more energy than brains, you can dig a hole big enough that you can't see any of the scenery

Be sure to save enough energy for a night out when you get back!


  1. I am following this w/ interest. Are you here to stay?

  2. OMG, you are tortuing me! GEORGEOUS everything! I am so happy for ya'll! What a great opportunity to live there. Enjoy!

  3. I am so thrilled I stumbled upon this "other blog!" I feel I am part of your journey! I followed it all the back to the beginning

  4. Now I know why they call it paradise!