August 11, 2006
Mister "B" Maiden Voyage
We came over to St. John Thursday on this huge barge. It looked brand new - so I asked one of the captains when it was put in service - "Today!" he said. He told me the barge has been here for about a month, but there were some Coast Guard issues to clear up. We hit some big swells on the way over, it was pretty wild.
Deer near Cinnamon Bay, St. John
Caught this doe roadside this morning out near Cinnamon. There were a few around, but they were really skittish. She took off when we put the window down to take the shot, but we got this one photo.
August 08, 2006
Will try and rant about some interesting stuff in a few days. Been some time.
August 06, 2006
Sunday in the US Virgin Islands
So today was my kind of VI day. There was a little rain and some clouds in the morning, but by late morning it was sunny and breezy, with blue skies and passing clouds. We took the kids down to the Elysian on the East End out by the Ritz Carlton. There are a couple of places to eat there, Bonnie's (the cheese burger was good - not so sure about the conch fritters though!) and Robert's, and you can usually snag some beach furniture without much hassle.
I had a nice snorkel, mostly along the east side (facing the water). The highlight was a good size Nassau Grouper hiding out in a rock, and a few large Grey Angels, along with a huge snapper (I don't have my fish guide book with me - I need to look it up to make sure what it was exactly).
We spent a few hours there, swimming, eating, playing on the sand with the kids, and picked up some good VI gossip from some old friends we ran into. All in all, a very nice day.