The Inquiring Iguana spends too much of his life on the Internet, surfing various forums where island visitors are eager to get the inside story on what’s happening here and how to enjoy St. John. Here’s some of what he’s been overhearing recently.
A day on the water is as close to heaven as some people can get, and any number of island Captains are offering their boats for charter. The Internet forums are a way people trade recommendations and trip reports.
In one thread, Capt. Phil Chalker and his Wayward Sailor came in for some comment. “Xraymaker” complained, "I called Captain Phil and explained to him that we did not have our swimsuits (very limited sizes of bathing suits on St. John) and we could not go on the trip."
Unable to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule, Xraymaker continued on the Trip Advisor.com St. John forum, "He was not very sympathetic and charged us for the full cost of the trip."
Most of the comments from people who’d also sailed on the Wayward Sailor (http://www.waywardsailor.net) and had a good time.
While no one out and out called Xraymaker a wuss, “TheResej” said, "I
would have gone in my shorts and t-shirt … I can’t help but think
that if the reason for cancellation was for something more serious …
he would have been … more accommodating."