Good Morning and a happy Fri-YAY to all of you out there! If you are an avid follower of the blog, resident or regular visitor then you know ALL about the Sahara Dust phenomenon! If you are currently looking at me like I have three heads for mentioning a desert on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in a post about St. John, read up on this annual occurrence here before digging into this week’s progression. It doesn’t matter that it happens every year to me. My mind is consistently in awe and wonder at the fact tiny little particles of African soil travel across the sea on the Tradewinds each spring and throughout the summer months to make our sunsets eerie and majestic….And clog up the pathways for a possible Tropical Disturbance!
Good Morning, Good Morning! A few weeks ago you may remember a post regarding the first Leatherback Turtle nest found on St. John since 2016. Well, this weekend, a SECOND set of tractor sized tracks were discovered at a popular North Shore Beach! And, it just so happens that one of the folks who stumbled upon these tracks knew exactly what to do AND had the capabilities of taking an incredible photo of the discovery (cover photo- Janet Simonsen – Steve Simonsen Photography).
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I just wanted to extend a GIANT thank you to all who participated in the Island Green Living Earth Month Fundraiser! In the true spirit of Love City, together, we raised $120,000 in support of green initiatives on island! I literally get goose bumps every time I think about how much GOOD all of those funds raised are going to do for St. John. So…THANK YOU to each and every one of you who supported this amazing fundraising initiative 🙂
Earth Day is this week and, in celebration and recognition of this beautiful place that we love, I’ll be getting into some serious trash talk over the next few days 🙂 Once a month, the local organization, Get Trashed St. John, organizes a volunteer driven trash cleanup at a beach, town, roadway or trail on St. John. This month, a very special partnership with Dulce Vita Sails allowed twelve volunteers (ages ranging from four to 70!) and two crew members on the sail boat to collect HUNDREDS of pounds of trash from a remote beach, inaccessible by vehicle. And, some of the “trash” they found had a story to tell.
Good Afternoon and Happy Fri-YAY! This morning was a whirlwind of getting some drafts ready for next week, but I wanted to take a quick moment to share two joyous updates with you about the roads on St. John before I hit the on the water “work” on Asante for the weekend!
Good Morning, Good Morning! I generally start my day by Googling news articles about St. John, Virgin Islands. Often times, when I am at a loss for a story, this rabbit hole through Google will inspire something and lead me to my next topic. Well, this morning, I found an interesting article in regards to a world wide air quality study conducted by the World Health Organization. And, guess what? Both in the Cities and the Nations and Territories categories, our little slice of heaven down here ranked at the tip top of the lists!
Good Morning to you all. I’m afraid I have some not so great news to share with you today. Late Sunday night, a fire raged an apartment complex in the Grunwald area, about a mile from Cruz Bay. According to the release from the Virgin Islands Fire Department, nine apartments were destroyed. The occupants, St. John community members and workers, all made it out safely but are left with nothing. Including a roof over their heads.
Good Morning, Good Morning! And Happy Presidents’ Day to you all! I know that many of you are wrapping up a three day weekend away from work today so I wanted to keep today’s post light and breezy. We had an incredible day on the water yesterday that ended with some absolutely stunning golden hour hues and rainbows and, this morning, I wanted to share some of those pictures with you!
Good Morning, Good Morning and Happy Fri-YAY to you all! It’s been a bit since I gave you a bit of an on the ground re-cap of what’s going on here on island. And, Teddy and I have happily had family and friends visiting over the past few weeks so we have actually gotten out away from our desks and the boat work to ENJOY St. John a bit! It’s been amazing and there has been a lot going on this month. So kick back with your cup of joe while I catch you up a bit on some snippets of island life.
Good Morning, Good Morning! A few weeks ago, I posted an update about the future redevelopment of Caneel Bay. Virgin Islands National Park initially scheduled the public comment period, which began on January 18, to close on February 17. They announced this week that they would be extending that public comment period for an additional fifteen days to now close on March 4.