St. John, USVI

We are on a ferry going to St. John.

We love this ferry

We love this ferry

St. John, another U.S. Virgin Island, is about 3 miles from St. Thomas.   60% of St. John is a national park.   I, Zeb the Duck, and my Alaska cousin love boats.  We did not know how much fun they were until this vacation.  Our humans love them too.

On St. John we hired a taxi to take us around the island.  This taxi was a truck.

What a great taxi

What a great taxi

We had so much room and we could see so much.  Leaving Cruz Bay, we rode along the coast, stopping at beautiful beaches.  This is Caneel Bay and beach.

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

We saw the very exclusive beach resort.  It is owned by Laurance Rockefeller.  He also bought and donated much of the land for St. John National Park.

Virgin Islands National Park in St. John.  Park is 60% of island

Virgin Islands National Park in St. John. Park is 60% of island

So glad he did.  Now we all can see and enjoy this beautiful island.

Trunk Bay, white sand meeting the blue Caribbean water, is said to be the most beautiful beach on St. John.

Wow!  Love these beaches

Wow! Love these beaches

We thought it was beautiful!   Continuing along the gorgeous coastline, we saw Annaberg Trail

Annaberg Trail

Annaberg Trail

and restored ruins of the Annaberg sugarmill.  The fork in a tree trunk held what appeared to be a large pile of mud.  This is a termite hill or house.

Termites?

Termites?

Always something new to see.

We acquired some additional passengers during our tour.  One couple from the cruise ship in St. Thomas, took a ferry to St. John because they wanted to snorkel at their favorite reef.  St. John’s beaches and reefs are perfect for snorkeling and diving.

On the way back to Cruz Bay we saw some wild donkeys.

Wild but friendly donkey

Wild but friendly donkey

They were right next to us on the road.  So nice to see them!

The town square in Cruz Bay had a gazebo, iguanas and chickens.

My favorite chicken

My favorite chicken

The people and animals all get along fine.  They even like the Colorado Traveling Ducks.

After a little shopping, we stopped for beverages and coconut shrimp at the High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill.

Coconut shrimp are tasty here.  Relaxing by the Caribbean Sea is very nice!

Our kind of place

Our kind of place

Soon it was time for our ferry back to St. Thomas.

Ferry is waiting for us

Ferry is waiting for us

We loved St. John, but we enjoyed the boat ride back and our resort is beautiful also.  You will love to visit St. John.  We hope you go soon and enjoy the beach and maybe some snorkeling or diving.  Visit www.visitusvi.com/stjohn/homepage  for more information.