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A canoe, from Hawaii to St. John

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

The Polynesian Voyaging Society’s traditional, double-hulled voyaging canoe Hokule’a is making a worldwide voyage that started in Honolulu in 2014, and its next stop is St. John.

Hokule’a, and its companion monohull motor sailor Gershon II, are currently in Natal, Brazil and depart on their voyage to St. John on or about February 10, weather permitting. At 5 knots per hour, Hokule’a expects to make it to St. John by March 1.

They have no GPS, no compass, no cellphone, not even a watch or a toilet. It’s called “wayfinding,” using the sun, moon and stars as their map.

On board is Heidi Kai Guth, born in Hawaii, but raised on St. John, who is now the chief operating officer of the nonprofit Polynesian Voyaging Society.

It is really quite a story. Check out the voyage map and details here, and learn the history and the story by watching this video.

Musicians love requests

Monday, December 21st, 2015

“Smoke on the Water” is one of the first riffs aspiring guitar players learn, and Deep Purple was among this year’s inductees into the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame.

So we asked “Skunky Ron” if he’d play us his version of SOTW. For five bucks, most musicians will play whatever you want. Skunky Ron, a former nurse from Arizona who’s playing St. Thomas venues, should definitely be playing on St. John.

Here’s his contact info St. John bar owners. And here’s his SOTW riff….

The Marine Traffic website

Friday, December 11th, 2015

We stumbled on this website when we were searching for information on the Steve Jobs yacht Venus, which we spotted several times around St. John.

MarineTraffic.com posts real time locations, vessel details, speed and destination for registered boats and ships. Just click on a boat on the map and details pop up.

Steve Jobs died before Venus, also dubbed the iYatch, was finished. Quite the boat.

Skip ahead to 2:08 in the video….

The Dock is open

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Wednesday was the first day for The Dock, next to High Tide.

Breakfast in the morning, sushi at night, and mostly sandwiches for lunch (though we did get a special Kung Pao beef and sweet and sour chicken.)

In the kitchen you’ll find sushi chef Larry Parnell,from the old Zero Sushi.

Check out our interview with Larry from 2012, and learn a little about the art of sushi making…

General II is back

Friday, November 20th, 2015

General II returned to the St. Thomas – St. John barge route earlier this summer.

This 30 second time lapse is from 2008, when there were four barges running…

St. John Brewers, now in cans

Monday, November 16th, 2015

No glass at the beach, but cans are okay.

St. John Brewers has just released “Island Summer Ale” in cans. An acceptable adult beverage for the beach, a boat, or poolside.

St. John Brewers also just re-released “Liquid Sunshine,” a Belgian Ale that’s part of their small batch seasonal series, a follow up to this year’s “Pale Tourist” ale. It’ll be available for about six months.

As for the new Tap Room at Mongoose Junction, destroyed by fire earlier this year, the plans are to reopen in early 2016. The temporary Tap Room is a fine place in the meantime.

Don’t know the St. John Brewers story? Check our our video with Kevin and Cheech from a couple of years ago…

 

Best bacon on St. John. Really

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

The ladies are back in business in Coral Bay, and the Triple B (Babes do Brunch by the Bay) serves what is the best bacon on St. John. Perhaps the entire world.

Erin and Amy – who took a couple of months off from their Coral Bay food truck but are back now – deny they deep fry the bacon. They do something special to it though.

Above, the Huevos Rancheros, with that bacon. Triple B: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Did you miss our video with Amy and Erin this summer? Here it is…

Our Favorite Bartenders: Jenna makes a Bushwacker

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Depending on the recipe, there can be up to nine ingredients in a Bushwacker.

This is a drink best left to the pros.

Watch Jenna make the St. John version of a Bushwacker, and find out why your limit should be two, below…

St. John Vistas: Devers Bay

Monday, October 5th, 2015

A handful of lucky villas enjoy this private South Shore vista.

Devers Bay is between Chocolate Hole and Hart Bay, at the end of Mampoo Road.

Enjoy a minute overlooking Devers Bay, below…

We’ve got a swimmer

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Bella Spice won’t take to the water, but little brother Barney Spice has decided he loves it.

Swim and fetch too.

Barney is practicing for next year’s Beach-to-Beach Power Swim.

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