Hello everyone and happy Thursday! I’m sorry that we were not able to write yesterday. Cell phone and internet connectivity was not working in our favor yesterday. We see people working on this daily, so hopefully all will be fixed very soon. Fingers crossed!
I had dinner with Dave Thomeczek and Julie Hoy at Ocean 362 the other evening, and they mentioned that a new family of ducks has taken up residence outside of Coconut Coast Villas, a vacation rental complex that they manage. (Dave and Julie also manage Casa Mare and Hali Lani, and they even appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters International last year. Gosh they’re busy!) Dave said that this new family had appeared after the hurricanes and that they had been here ever since. Hmmm….
So the following day, I was out and about conducting a News of St. John Island Tour and I noticed these ducks out by Frank Bay. And then yesterday, I saw one on the beach at Cinnamon. That particular duck (pictured above) was super friendly, and even walked along the beach with me for a bit.
The ducks appear to be somewhat domesticated. We’ve heard that they may have been someone’s pets in Tortola or Jost Van Dyke, and that the hurricanes may have inadvertently brought them over here.
So we’re curious, do any of you know what type of duck this is? How it got to St. John? And what their backstories are? I would love to know!
Thanks everyone and have a great day!!
(PS: A HUGE thank you to Grande Bay for allowing me to use their internet this morning!!!)