How Salomon Got Its Groove Back

Tuesday's view at Salomon

Tuesday’s view at Salomon

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I was finally able to hike the Lind Point Trail yesterday for the first time since last November, and you know what?? It looks pretty amazing!

For those of you who are avid readers of News of St. John – and a big thank you to those of you who are!! – you probably recall a story we posted in mid-November where we shared the unfortunate news that the white sandy beach we loved at Salomon was mostly gone. Instead, it was nearly covered with pieces of rock, coral and even concrete.

Well today we have good news for all of you … a good deal of sand is back! The place truly looks great. But rather than tell you about it, we’re going to let you see for yourselves…

The entrance to Salomon in November 2017

The entrance to Salomon in November 2017

The entrance to Salomon yesterday

The entrance to Salomon yesterday

Soloman looking east from the trailhead in November 2017

Soloman looking east from the trailhead in November 2017

Soloman looking east from the trailhead yesterday

Soloman looking east from the trailhead yesterday

Looking toward St. Thomas in November 2017

Looking toward St. Thomas in November 2017

Looking toward St. Thomas yesterday

Looking toward St. Thomas yesterday

And for those of you who need a bit more of a Salomon fix today, we took this quick video for you:

Looks great, doesn’t it! So how did the sand return so quickly? Well according to one of our friends at the VI National Park, it simply “comes and goes with the swells, tides and surges …Mother nature shifting things around.”

Nature is amazing. There’s no doubt about that. Have a great one everyone.

10 comments for “How Salomon Got Its Groove Back

  1. Robb Hamilton
    August 21, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Huzzah! Great news. Thanks for the update, Jenn. Can’t wait to see this in person in December and February.

  2. Debby
    August 22, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Yay!! thanks for the pics. Salomon was my favorite beach when we first visited in February of 2017. When we returned in February of 2018 we didn’t go over because we heard how rough it was and heartbreaking. So thank you for sharing the pics because we will be sure to hike Lind Point Trail again and enjoy the beauty of Salomon this February of 2019. I have come to love your blog and follow daily since the storms.

    • Anne R.
      August 22, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Our favorite beach❤️. We didn’t even go when we were there in February, but we will go in February 2019. Thanks for the update

  3. Robert M.
    August 22, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Thank you soooooo much for this update!!! This is my favorite beach on St. John and I have been anxious to hear more about its recovery! It does indeed look beautiful!!! Can’t wait to return and see it in person!

  4. Karen
    August 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Any updates on Hartley, chocolate hole?.thankyou

  5. Tom
    August 22, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks so much for the pics, Jenn. As with others, we didn’t go there this past April. But we sure will this April!!! Did go to Leinster however, and it was heartbreaking!!! Suspect Leinster will take MANY years to recover. How are Maho and the new palms doing?? Beach updates are VERY appreciated. And please keep us posted about progress at Joe’s and the beach bar. Thanks so much!!!

  6. Mollee
    August 24, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Salomon is our favorite! Did the beautiful palms in the sand make it? Thank you for the updates. We can’t wait to return in February.

  7. Lisa Cummings
    August 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    So happy to see the pics! Thanks for the update!

  8. Steve Jackson
    August 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Looks awesome. We always walk there on our first full day (moving on to Honeymoon beach later. Looking forward to returning this February. We saw it last February and it was “a work in progress”

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