We’ve just returned home from our annual journey to my “adopted home” of St. John. Even though we love to explore new places, I can’t manage to shake the St. John flu. That little island has a hold on me like no other.
For the second year in a row, we stayed at Gallows Point. I’m eternally tempted by the striking villas that speckle the verdant hillsides, but Gallows Point scores major points when it comes to convenience, house reef, lodging quality and location.
Our weather for the week was, in a word, wet. A record rainfall was recorded on St. Thomas, thanks in no small part to Tropical Storm Gabrielle which passed through during our visit. Our planned trip to the BVIs on Kekoa was cancelled, so we were sadly BVI-less for the week.
The rain and wind brought the visibility down a few notches. Nevertheless, we spent hours snorkeling on the house reef and photographing its inhabitants. More to come on this…
While many boat diving days were cancelled due to weather, we managed to do a few days of diving with Low Key Watersports. We explored Mingo, Congo and Lovango Cays with Isaac, Low Key’s Divemaster extraordinaire.
Due to wet roads and poor weather conditions, we didn’t get out to do much North Shore beach exploring. But our underwater explorations at Gallows Point and the Cays more than made up for the lack of beach time.
Check back soon for lots more on St. John, including dive photos from Congo, Lovango and Mingo Cays, snorkeling shots from Gallows Point, thoughts on restaurants we liked and more.