Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I have to admit, today’s story is what I like to call a “Seinfeld story.” It’s pretty much about nothing, but it’s something that makes me smile. Hopefully some of you will too.
For those of you who have stayed at Concordia or perhaps you’ve visited the area, you may be familiar with the bench that sits at the end of the road above the now-closed eco resort. From the bench, you could see amazing views of Salt Pond, Ram Head, St. Croix on a clear day, Norman Island and the BVI.
The bench sat is the same place for years, and then hurricane Irma swept through and tossed it down the hillside. I was happy to see, however, that someone replaced the bench with two chairs last October.
Now this bench isn’t light by any means, but that didn’t stop someone from carrying it up the hillside and putting it back in its place. It stayed there for months.
I visited the area on a News of St. John Tour about a month or so back and realized that the bench was gone yet again. I’m not sure why someone had removed it, but it made me sort of sad.
Well, I returned to the area yet again yesterday and guess what … a new bench is in its place!!
So today I would simply like to say thank you to the person or persons who built this new bench and placed it near Concordia. It’s a special little spot for me, as it’s the place where the late, great Captain John Brandi first told me how he met his wife, the lovely Sue Brandi It’s also the spot where Buster, the famous one-eyed rooster took many of his famous sunrise photos. And Santa even made a cameo there back in 2016.
Sometime’s it’s the little things in life, folks. Have a wonderful day.