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Reef Bay and the Hike

Yesterday, we went on the Reef Bay Trail Hike. It was fun, and I learned lots of new things. Our hike leader, Mr. Kent, was very nice and knew a lot about the island. First, we took a taxi to the beginning of the trail. Then we started off. Along …

Trunk Bay

Now that our home is finally fixed from the lightning strike/fire, I can resume blogging about our trip to St. John last Christmas. More from the resident author, Oakley: Yesterday, we went to Trunk Bay (as well as Salt Pond Bay Beach). This was a sandy beach, and we were …

Salt Pond Bay Beach

Today, we went to Salt Pond Bay Beach. This beach was a little bit rocky, but the experience was lots of fun just the same. The snorkeling was really cool here as well. The fish were so many different colors; they were red, orange, green, teal, blue, yellow, and even …

Hawksnest Bay Beach

 Yesterday, we went to our first beach. It was called Hawksnest Bay Beach. It was a sandy beach, and the sand was soft and almost velvety. It washed right over our feet, like a damp cloth swathing a sick forehead. The bay had really small waves; they were only about …

Moonrise

Last night, I saw the moon rise. It was astounding. I have never seen the likes of it before. First, there was just an illuminated glow softening the jagged edges of the large hill. Then, the moon started to rise. I could see a crescent, half, three-quarters! Finally, the whole …

Coral Bay

  We arrived in Saint John yesterday.  Cliffhanger is where we are staying.  It is a very nice house with 2 whole floors.  Aspen and I are sharing a twin bed room.   The water of Coral Bay is so beautiful that it takes your breath away.  It is so …

St. John: An Inauspicious Beginning

The girls’ “big” Christmas gift this year was, in fact, big: a family trip to St. John, United States Virgin Island. Tim and I have been planning this since March and decided to keep it a secret from the girls. Saving the big reveal to Christmas Day was awesome! For …