Return with us now to those not-so-thrilling-days of yesteryear: 1987 to be precise.
When Bob Morris was living on the island in the late '80s, working as an artist. He built furniture and did stained glass and painted, sold his art in Cruz Bay Park, on the street and at galleries and shows. He now lives in Dallas.
The island had a different pace, then, for sure. Hurricane Marilyn was eight years away, and so was the real estate development boom.
Morris took a video camera and recorded scenes of the island.
In this video, posted on YouTube, frequent St. John visitors will recognize Gallows Point and, to the left down the coast of Cruz Bay, nothin'. Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay look the same – just no people (which is not the same now), and Great Cruz Bay has just a few houses.
How time flies.