A Red Stripe crisis

August 28th, 2014

These are widely believed to be the last two remaining Red Stripes available in Cruz Bay.

Served at High Tide, at 12:16 p.m., 08/27/2014.

There is a supply disruption, and there are reports of ruthless hoarding.

One. Last. Drop.







Where’s that? Wednesday

August 27th, 2014

Yes, there’s a firing range on St. John.

The Virgin Islands National Park Firearms Range.

Know what popular hiking trail it’s next to?







The Westin is now a gated community

August 26th, 2014

The Westin still welcomes off-property visitors for the restaurant, bars and gym. But it’s keeping a closer eye on who is coming and going.

State your purpose, and the gate guy takes your last name and license plate number. Gate goes up. No charge.

Renovations to the Westin’s lobby and other property upgrades are supposed to be done by December.

There is a whole lot of nice on the other side of that gate. Up the hill too.  Stayed, or own at the Westin?







The big, pretty and not moving ferries

August 25th, 2014

That’s Russ, in front of the new passenger ferries, just to give you a sense of how big they are…seeming even bigger tethered together and always there.

Do you have some suggestions for how to use these stationary beasts until they hit the seas again?

(Maybe a dinghy Tunnel of Love….)







Cruz Bay overlook watercolor

August 23rd, 2014

On-StJohn reader Steve V., who sent us Friday’s 1989 Cruz Bay overlook picture, forgot to mention he is also an artist.

The photo inspired this watercolor. (Click to enlarge.)







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