Our first full day

Waking up we could hear the ocean, it was so close to our room. We signed up through our resort to go on a day sail over to St. John to go snorkeling and hang out on the beach. Our room was so close to the beach and the dock for the boat that we were able to just hang out on our patio until we saw others boarding.
Trey waiting to go sailing.
We boarded the boat at about 9 am and it took a little over an hour to get over to St. John. The weather was beautiful the whole week we were down there (welcome change from the weekend!) BUT that didn't provide any wind to sail - so we motored :) They still put the sail up for looks though! The day included lunch and an open bar!
Heavenly Days Sailboat

Laying on the front of the boat

The house on the top of the hill was in Charlies Angels - where Bernie Mac answers the phone to the angels.

Getting some sun on the way to St. John

The way to get back on to the boat

Right before we went snorkeling!
St. John is beautiful. We snorkeled off the edge of Honeymoon Beach. The park director for St. John (it is 70% national park) lives in the house on a cliff overlooking the water at the end of honeymoon beach. The house was apparently built by Roosevelt and then given to his daughter as her wedding present, for her honeymoon - hence the name. The beach is next to Caneel Bay, a very nice resort that is pretty isolated on the island. He owned all of the resort area also. We walked along the nature trail back to the resort to see what it was like. It's a very short distance, not a bad walk.... if you're wearing shoes!
Our boat

Honeymoon Beach

View as we walked from the beach over to Caneel Bay Resort

From the resort the sign back towards the beach

An old building at the resort

Caneel Bay

House at the end of honeymoon beach over looking a reef

We snorkeled for about an hour. There were a lot of sea turtles in the area and in front of the house there is a large reef. It was a lot of fun, we saw a lot of different sea creatures!
One of the many sea turtles that we came very close to!

Fish around the reef

Trey snorkeling

Trey on the bottom

More reef

Us snorkeling

Me on the beautiful honeymoon beach

Us after snorkeling

The barracuda that kept swimming around our boat! They like the shade that it provides.
For dinner that night at the resort, Iggie's had all you can eat crab legs, which Trey of course enjoyed plenty of.
One of the many iguanas running around the resort.

The koozie that we got for attending the "meet the managers happy hour"

Eating at Iggies - in the tent is the set up for all you can eat crab

Trey took advantage of it! He almost filled this bucket by the end of the night.

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