We cleared in to USVI at Cruz Bay and then picked up a mooring ball in Caneel Bay on St John. Big mistake as ferries roared through from St Thomas to St John and we had some big rocking going on. This is the sunset looking at Great James Island. Wild clouds that night.
The next morning we made our way to St. Thomas and found La Luna (Stew and Barb) whom we met in Grenada, anchored off of Honeymoon Bay. We were able to get an anchor down and were happy to be near La Luna once again. This pic is of La Luna and you can barely see their dingy next to the cruise ship.
This is the West Gregorie Channel cut between Water Island and St Thomas. Water Island on the right.
This is the biggest cruise ship i have seen. When it pulled out it looked like a moving city.
Early one morning we saw La Luna's dingy out in the ocean with some one rowing. Kirk immediately thought that Stew had broken down and lowered the dingy to see if he needed help. To his surprise it was not Stew, but Barb out rowing for exercise. Then a cruise ship started heading in. Was quite a site to see Barb in the dingy rowing and the cruise ship. Barb is the little red and grey blob. This was not a very big cruise ship but compared to the dingy it looked rather large.
Honeymoon Beach. Over 30 years ago, when Kirk and I were here for our honeymoon we chartered a boat and this was the first place we anchored. It has a lovely beach and a few little beach bars. I had two bushwhackers and strolled the beach.
Strolling the beach, enjoying the dog. WE BOTH SAW THE GREEN FLASH!!! Been looking for it for over a year and walaaaaa there it was. Very exciting.
We moved into the marina as JAN AND GLENN arrived. We had a great week with them vacationing around the USVI.
Jan enjoying the water while knitting.
We went into Coral Bay on St. John and had breakfast at the Donkey Diner. It was good.
We walked the main road to see the sights. Herd of wild goats on the school's sports field. I love seeing these wild goats, they fascinate me also. We did see one lone donkey who was eating trash out of a dumpster. yuk.
We were in Mahoe Bay on St John. The winds were big and so were the seas so we did not do much sailing. Lovely protected bay with great views. Glenn, Jan and I swam to shore and Kirk kayaked. Nothing better than standing in chest high clear water watching fish jump near by. Pelican fishing from a mooring line. I love these birds. i can watch them all day.
Kirk and Glenn going over where we have been. Is fun to check it out on the chart. We have come so far yet so far to go.......
Glenn enjoyed the water. Every stop we made, he was in the water. This was in Brewers Bay in St Thomas. Water was beautiful.
Jan and Glen going for a last swim the day before they left. Sad to see them go. We had such a good time! Thanks so much for coming to visit.
Kirk taking them to shore to catch a taxi to airport early in the morning.