Monday, June 8, 2009
St. John USVI
St John is another world away from the bustle of St Thomas. As most of the island is controlled by the National Park Service there is a small population in and around Cruz Bay and Coral Bay on the opposite side of the island. The beaches are world class and the night life in Cruz Bay is low key but exciting. The well off come from the Westin Resort to slum with the locals and pretty good music can be found almost any night along one of the bars that front the beach.
I was there for the regatta that featured a boat race ! Rules were a 4x8 sheet of plywood a roll of duct tape and a few fasterners. It was a beautiful day and most of the downtown turned out to watch the race. Several of the boats due to design flaws were sunk on the final leg.