BC: Published by Pattycakes and Milk, 2009
FC: Our Adventure in Paradise | St. John, Virgin Islands 2009
2: July 2009... our adventure to paradise! We flew into St. Thomas and took a 45-minute taxi ride to the ferry that delivered us to the village of Cruz Bay in St. John. A shuttle was at the dock to take us to the Gallows Point Resort where we were going to stay.
3: Our condo was a lower unit with a western exposure & afforded us the opportunity to enjoy the sunsets from our deck. With the lush landscaping and the lapping water, it was a great place to become comfortable with St. John's.
4: Many magical views were to appear outside the doors...
6: Ready to set out for our first tour of the island... | Two more spectacular sunsets seen from the Gallows Point Resort... this time from ZoZo's Ristorante.
7: Two views of Caneel Bay, a former sugar plantation that was later developed into a resort by Lawrence Rockefeller.
8: This striking tree at the entrance to the Caneel Bay Resort is one of many Flamboyant trees, which decorated the island.
9: Sugar Mill Ruins
11: Flora and Structures at Caneel Bay Resort
12: Caneel Bay Beach Bums
14: Burial Vaults | Cruz Bay Harbor
15: Great views from all of the open-air restaurants. And, no flies or mosquitoes!
16: As we traveled to the ferry after arriving in St. Thomas, we met a very friendly resident from St. John, who told us about the fauna and flora in St. John. She also encouraged us to visit her jewelry shop at the Mongoose Junction Shopping Mall. Little did we realize her husband had designed the whole mall.
17: Very interesting stone materials were used in the construction of this outdoor mall.
18: Cheers and then after lunch, a visit to an interesting art gallery displaying the work of a local artist named Aimee Trayser -- the painting on the right page is now in our family room.
20: Another example of Aimee Trayser's work. These are collages using papers of different textures. | Radha Speer, the resident we met on the taxi enroute to the St. John ferry, invited us to view her lush property which was located behind Mongoose Junction. Her jewelry store was called the Caravan Gallery. The next few pages are of her yard... can you imagine there were even free-range chickens right in town?
25: The snorkeling was outstanding!
31: Skinny Legs Burgers
35: Alas, our adventure in paradise had to come to an end. Off we went to St. Thomas by ferry to catch the plane home. We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit to St. John.