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St. John, USVI

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

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A buddy of mine from Key West dropped by for a few days so after hitting the usual St. Thomas spots, I decided to take him to St. John to do some snorkeling and beaching.

St. John is the smallest of the three primary islands that make up the USVI at about 28 square miles. Two-thirds of the island was set aside as a National Park. Although it gets its share of tourist traffic, St. John has managed the best out of three in regards to Ecology. Unfortunately, none of the three are even close to what I would call ecologically sound. Humans are the downfall of everything (I?m no different, I shuttled my car across.) Speaking of shuttling, there are car ferries and people ferries. Car ferries are cars that attracted to the same manufacturer ie. BMW to BMW, Honda to Honda, while people ferries are same sex attracted. HA HA, I?m so funny. Anyway?s, there are Ferry?s that dock on Charlotte Amalie (Downtown on the Waterfront), and also in Red Hook on the East End. From Downtown the trip takes about 45 minutes while the East End takes about 15 minutes. From Redhook you can transport your car round trip for $35-$42 depended on which of the three Ferry companies you use. The people shuttle runs $3.00 one way. I actually took the Ferry randomly when I just needed a change of pace. It?s a great stress reliever just like taking a drive in my car. It appeases the Island Fever that pops up occassionally.
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I got a new toy

Monday, May 9th, 2005

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Well, I decided to pick up a underwater housing for my digital camera. I actually gave up diving a while back because I just lost interest, but now that I have a new toy, and the fact that I will be hitting some new locations, it seemed like a good purchase.

Anyways, just like anything new, there is a learning curve. Camera care, settings, keeping bouyancy, making those freaking fish stay still…

Here are some photos that I took my first time out. It was actually a good sign when I waded in, stuck my head under water and there was this turtle just cruising along. Apparently it was used to people because it could care less that I was following it. The pictures actually came out pretty good. As I practice I will post some more here.

Day one (Hull Bay)
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Adults Carnival Parade

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005
Picture 064.jpg After Friday’s Children’s Parade, I was feeling a bit drained but was looking for some extravaganza. Flashy costumes, screaming music, dancing, and partying. I wasn’t disappointed. Standing out in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Island problems.

Sunday, May 1st, 2005
megans panorama.jpg Living on an island is paradise. Well sort of. Here are a couple of instances that have popped up recently. My baby got sick. Steve, baby, huh? ... [Continue reading this entry]

VI Calypso Competition

Friday, April 29th, 2005
calypso2.jpg After the 4 am J’ouvert, I was pretty beat. Came home and zonked out. I’ve been trying to get some scenic shots to add to the prior entries but it has been ... [Continue reading this entry]

J’ouvert

Thursday, April 28th, 2005
parade2.JPG 4:00 a.m. BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Actually, it wasn’t too bad waking up. I was actually happy it was time to get up, its not like I had to go to work. Working sucks. ... [Continue reading this entry]

St. Thomas Carnival 2005

Thursday, April 28th, 2005
parade.JPG What good timing for taking a vacation before I quit my job. I get to go to Carnival. Usually when I am working, the job comes first. Two hurricanes, Office Max ... [Continue reading this entry]

Virgin Islands the Steverspective

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
panorama st 1.jpg Since I have a week left at work and then a free month of rent, I guess I will use the time to practice my blogging skills by writing about ... [Continue reading this entry]