Showing St John to our Daughter
Snow, Snow, Snow, It was snowing so hard. My husband came home and said we are getting out of here tonight. We drove a hour to catch United Lemo bus in Michigan City.They had received about a foot of snow. We got our suitcases loaded and a punk rock girl with so many earrings I could not count got on the bus as the driver!! What??? It was snowing so hard you could not see, As we got ready to go up ramp to interstate I litterly had to close my eyes. This young girl did not act like she knew how to drive in this type of weather. Thank goodness it was just lake effect snow and we drove out of the storm after about 15 min. We got to room in Chicago Holiday Inn Express and ordered take out pizza.
Jan 9th Saturday
Woke up and had breakfast at 630 and took 700 shuttle to airport. Very long lines at airport. We asked for help and a nice man took us front of line.We were very pleased to see no more snow in Chicago so flight on time. We left on 0830 flight and landed at 315. Direct flight is the way to go in winter months especially for us leaving from Midwest in January. We arrived at Red Hook too late for 400 ferry and caught 5 pm ferry. Curtsey met us at dock and we got a new blue jeep for 450 a week 1100 for 17 days. We went to Sailview for 3 days. Supper was at Aqua Bistro.
Sunday Jan 10th
Went to Catholic church in Cruz Bay. It started to rain while we were in church. It lasted 2 hours. Loved the children's choir.We walked around Cruz bay and then went to Maho. We stayed until 330 and then took drive to East End. We ate at Skinney's I had blue cheese burger and Jim had Maui Maui sandwich. I had Banana bushwhacker and key lime pie. We are big Packer fans and went to see Packers and Cardinals in playoffs. Packers lost in over time, 51-45.
Had breakfast on deck at Sailview. We went to Great Lameshur bay a cobblestone beach. We did a rock scramble to Donkey Cove.
We drove to little Lameshur which is a sandy beach. You can park close to beach. It was quiet here but not much shade. We snorkeled rocks in middle and to right. Lots of fish. Ate at Shipwreck for supper I had spicy scallops. Jim had fish and chips. Had lime and coconut and shipwreck shake. Food was good. I would not pay price for drinks again.
Tuesday Jan 12th
Moved from Sailview to Angels Roost, I had met the owner Jane last year while on the beach at Maho. We checked out the apartment later on in the week. We loved Sailview but liked that Angels Roost was larger and had washer and dryer and kitchen. A week before our trip we had heard on the news where a mother and daughter was trampled in Africa while living there. Jane called us and said it was their daughter in law and grand daughter were the ones killed and they would be going home to New York for the funeral. They made it available for Angel Roost to be opened up and ready for us.
We went to Waterlemon and snorkeled counter clock wise around cay. We saw lots of star fish and a nurse shark sleeping under a rock. We went to Francis for afternoon and snorkeled the rocks to the left. Tonight we had pork chops and potatoes on the grill.
Wednesday Jan 13th
We wanted to go to an area we have not been to. It took us about a hour to find Chocolate Hole.
We stopped at overlooks of Cruz bay
We went to Denis Bay and spent afternoon
We made pasta, hamb, and spinach salad and enjoyed time at Angels Roost.
Thursday Jan 14th
We arrived at Parks service in Cruz Bay for 0900 for Reef bay trail We took open taxi to top of trail. We had Gilda as our guide.
Easy trail all down hill. When you get to bay could swim out to boat or take dingy out to boat. I swam and Jim took dingy, Enjoyed the ride back along shore to Cruz Bay.
Supper was chicken, sausage on grill. Pasta and salad.
Friday Jan 15th
It rained in the morning. It was still gray outside but we decided to go to Haulover South. Lots of soft coral and fans. We missed the reef out in the middle. It drizzled on and off. We drove up to Sloop Jones Studio. We each bought a shirt. He puts color on a shirt and wraps it up for a few days. He signs each shirt,
So excited my daughter Casandra is coming. It was raining again so we stayed in until 1000 then went to Jumbie. We had the whole beach to ourselves.
We stopped off at Maho to swim and then went back to clean up. Casandra called that she had caught the 5pm ferry, We picked her up and went to Rhumblines a quirky little restaurant that you have to walk through market to get to
Casandra arriving on ferry
We had a appetizer samosa egg roll shaped like triangle, I had a mohito, jim had monkey banana, and Casandra had her first bushwhacker. Dinner was Caribbean lobster served with rice and vegetables. Casandra had 3 barbeque prawns with spicy coleslaw with sweet potatoes fries I had Caribbean lobster and Jim had Maui Maui. Key lime pie is the best here.
We woke up to rain so decided to try Miss Lucy's for brunch. We went to Haulover South to snorkel. We had pork chops potatoes and coconut macaroon.
Yea it is a Sunny day!!! We went to Francis and snorkeled to the right. We stayed all day and just chilled out. We floated and read and napped
Went to Aqua Bistro for supper. I had Maui Maui sandwich, Casandra had grouper sandwich, Dad had Poblemo pepper stuffed with shrimp, scallops and Maui, Maui.
Tuesday Jan 19th
We left at 0900 and went to Leinster Bay. We snorkeled Waterlemon. It was our best snorkel! We saw turtles, star fish and ray. We snorkeled for 2 hours.
We went to Maho and enjoyed the afternoon. We had steak and potatoes on grill. Salad from Josephines.
My birthday !!! 53 Up had bacon and eggs and English muffins. and cinnamon roll.
We went to Salt pond and blue cobblestone beach. Snorkeled and when we were out by point saw a shark. I hollered hammer head and we headed into shore. Jim was not rattled at all by shark and took his time coming in. It of course was only a nurse shark and not hammer head. Sharks still scare me.We picked up shells on beach.
Everybody needs to try tourist trap at least once. We had Boom Boom's for drink. Fish tacos and lobster rolls. Yum Yum
Potato encrusted Maui Maui with goat cheese salad, Swordfish and Jumbo shrimp.
All were EXCELLENT!
We got up early and arrived in Cruz Bay to take ferry to Virgin Gorda for the day. It was 70$ a person. We got there about 1030 took taxi to park and paid 3 $ entry fee.
We left at 3pm by ferry and got back at 415. We had salmon, rice and pasta for supper.
Friday Jan 22nd
This morning we stopped at look outs for some photo's and parked outside and walked into Caneels. We went to Honeymoon beach. Casandra and I snorkeled over to Solomon.
Tonight we ate at shipwreck and Casandra and I had scallops with champagne sauce.
Saturday Jan 23rd
Today Casandra is heading home. She had a later flight so we hit one final beach. Hawknest gets sun in the morning. We stayed until 1100 and then she caught the noon ferry to go home. We ate at Deli Grrotto and then went to Dennis Beach to veg out. Supper was sausage, fried potatoes and salad.
Sunday Jan 24th,
Hiked to Brown Bay. It was beautiful snorkel with lots of colorful fans. We ate at Donkey Diner for stuffed french toast. Jim had burrito. Frances bay for afternoon. Hamburger and left overs for supper.
Monday Jan 25th
We went to Cinnamon bay. We wanted to rent kayaks but it was too rough. We did rock scramble to little Cinnamon. Went to Jumbie for after noon and stopped for last swim at Maho. We at at Rhumbline and had Pad Thia there. It is very spicy.
Tuesday Jan 26th
Travel day home. Goodby until next year. Feels good to be already booked next January.