Jeep Cam: North Shore Road, part 4

We’re getting closer to Centerline Road. This time, we’ll leave the Trunk Bay lot and head to Peter Bay Estates (the entrance only, riffraff like us isn’t allowed past the gate.) A rainy afternoon left the roads wet, and this trip takes us up a couple of serious switchbacks. Don’t follow too closely! North Shore Road, part 4, below.

17 Responses to “Jeep Cam: North Shore Road, part 4”

  1. David
    December 3rd, 2007 07:38
    1

    Great you made it! Always a sigh of relief when you get to the top. Screeching tires are the St. John version of finger nails on a blackboard!

  2. brenda
    December 3rd, 2007 08:04
    2

    I love the jeep cam and can’t wait for more. How fitting that the pavement should be wet for the three switchbacks.

  3. Fran
    December 3rd, 2007 08:13
    3

    I love those switchbacks, my passangers… not so much 🙂

  4. colleen
    December 3rd, 2007 09:06
    4

    You make switchbacks look so easy!

    Oh, and speaking of rich people . . . if you own a villa on St. John, you’re a rich mon!

    Looks like Kenny left the gate open for ya ~~~~

  5. Kevin
    December 3rd, 2007 09:58
    5

    Even though we have driven this road a few dozen times I dont think my wife has actually “seen” this part of North Shore Road. She is usually closing her eyes and holding on to the “Oh -S*&# handles” with white knuckles…especially with me driving.

    Maybe I’ll show her this video to show her it really isn’t all that bad.

  6. Pianogrl
    December 3rd, 2007 11:40
    6

    LOVE the Jeep cam videos!! Gives us an idea of what to expect.

  7. quenton
    December 3rd, 2007 12:26
    7

    good afternoon guys
    that was great.
    do those folks know what
    4 wheel drive is mon?
    myself, i love driving
    the roads on stj.
    great job again.
    have a great week.

  8. Rosi
    December 3rd, 2007 15:47
    8

    I thought you could drive into Peter Bay?? I did when I had a client there when I was on island……is there now a guard?
    Thanks again for the ride guys……too bad you guys did not come by anyone hitching that would have been even more fun

  9. Chicago Steve
    December 3rd, 2007 23:04
    9

    Love that bit — but you made it look too easy! In 2WD it’s “Get a good running start… hug the left shoulder as you whip around and up… and pray a truck isn’t barreling down the middle!” So good to be able to revisit that drive. Thanks!

  10. Chicago Steve
    December 3rd, 2007 23:15
    10

    Speaking of PETER BAY– did you hear the story behind the empty niches in the wall leading to Upper Peter Bay? The developer had placed some Italian-style statues in those niches, but “someone” found them to be a bit pretentious, so they all disappeared one night. Their location was a mystery until they were spotted sitting on a rock on Whistling Cay. Not sure where they are now, but last time I drove by, the niches were still empty (or just had flower pots in them).

  11. Rob
    December 4th, 2007 08:50
    11

    Fran put it well. The 2 women ni the backseat always think I’m doing something on purpose to scare them. Yea…I built those roads.

    Last trip, our Jeep, shockingly, had 4 bald tires. Coming down the 2nd of the 3 switchbacks, I lost all traction. I had my braked on full and we just started sliding. It was terrifying.

    Not good times. I think I made a mess in my pants that day

  12. Lynn Blaisdell
    December 4th, 2007 08:58
    12

    I’ve skidded there too! Kind of creepy losing control but it beats snow and ice any day!

  13. Debra
    December 4th, 2007 09:31
    13

    I’ll second that one, Lynn!! Looking for 1″-3″ later today……we leave Saturday for STJ!!! 🙂

  14. Hilly Willy
    December 5th, 2007 00:13
    14

    Rob –
    Skid marks in your undies? We call those racing stripts!

  15. Bigcheeze
    December 6th, 2007 14:06
    15

    Glad to hear other people also have their eyes closed when negotiating the switchbacks. Next time I’ll try keeping my eyes open with my hand on he steering wheel.

    Great ride as always!!!

    Dave

  16. Faith Pickett
    December 7th, 2007 11:58
    16

    LOVE THE JEEP CAM! Please drive Gifft Hill next…..we want to see what it’s like up there on the hill.

  17. Kathy
    December 8th, 2007 08:45
    17

    Loved the jeep cam. I drove that same route twice a day in May going to the beaches, we were staying in Fish Bay. I wish I was there now. I’m in Ohio and it’s snowy and cold. No white sand beaches here, unless you walk the beach covered with snow. Happy Holidays to all.

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