Only two boats on the mooring when we arrive in Lameshur Bay, St. John. We have been told that it wouldn’t be busy but we didn’t expect it like this, there are 20 moorings in the bay which are normally all taken before 11.00.
Great and Little Lameshur Bay are pristine and part of the national park, it has wonderful clear water and white sandy beaches. Our hike to Reef Bay is unexpected easy, the path is already cleaned and we see even dears walking in the bushes next to us. They are not shy at all.
Next day a hike to Coral Harbour, we expect to have some internet over there. It’s a real hike, uphill for more than an hour and with spectacular views of our bay. And when you go up, to go down is next and unexpected it is harder for your legs, well also lack of condition I suppose. A couple we met on our way advises us to go back with the bus to Salt Pound Bay and hike from there to Lameshur Bay, then we will miss the steep road up. Sounds like a plan 🙂 , we always can go with a mule. The road down makes us feel down and uncomfortable as we see devastated houses, cloths and furniture on the site of the road and places where should be a house but isn’t. We can’t imagine how much power a hurricane has. When we are approaching Coral Bay we see a lot of houses rebuild and also some restaurants are open again, the view here is still spectacular.
We have a real American hamburger at Skinny Leggs and Mary, our waitress, say: if there are no buses, they are a bit unreliable, just put your finger down to the road when you see a car coming and somebody will pick you up. And that’s what happened, no bus but a kind guy who took us with him to Salt Pound Bay and told us the story of his live during the ride 🙂 . 45 minutes later we arrived in our bay and saw we were the only one in this beautiful bay. The next stop is Caneel Bay, where we can dinghy over to Cruz Bay to do some shopping, the supermarket is fully equipped but also here the restaurants and shops are not all open.
It will take some time until everything is up and running again. Our bay is fantastic with white sandy beaches and bleu cruising water, great, the USVI’s is worthwhile visiting. Tomorrow we leave the USVI’s heading for Bonaire, we have a perfect weather window which we don’t want to miss.
Customs is a little strange, they won’t clear us out. Just go, no need for clearing out, well we see when we arrive in Bonaire what they will say about that 🙂 .
By the way Ronald is exercising in another way, making his birthday cake. Well the brown one is the example 🙂 .