Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vigin Island National Park St John

Over 40 % of St John Island is National Park.  Who knew!  Well, I guess its in the guidebook if you read that far.  Generally I focus on the piloting and navigation part so much I tend to forget the "ashore" stuff. Apparently the Rockefeller family understood the value of the beauty and uniqueness of this jewel called St John Island.  They bought land and then gave it to the federal government for a National Park.  How kewl is that!  We have been taking advantage of the various hiking trails each day.  For the past four days we have been in Maho Bay on the ne corner of St John Island for those following along with a map/chart.  We were going to move to another bay but sv Terrapin is here and we have been having fun hanging with them.  They have inflatable SUP boards (stand up paddle) that they said we could try.  We didn't get that done yesterday so we are staying another day.  Plus Tom hopes to finish a book he is reading to hand off to them.  We plan to head around the corner today to yet another bay for more hiking and snorkeling.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you got to do the SUP -- and if so, I would like to hear what you thought. It looks like such fun, and I hope to get to try it someday!