Chocolate Hole Rocks

chocolate hole rockThe reddish-colored rocks found in the vicinity of Chocolate Hole appear to be made of compressed sand. Often used in native stone walls, they break apart more easily than the harder volcanic rocks found in most other parts of the island.

Dan Boyd let us know that the white rock is called Marl from which gypsum and cement is made.

St. John Events

Broadway comes to St. JohnSt. John School of the Arts presents Motown Madness Angels Dinner & Premier tonight at 6:00

St. John Live Music Schedule

Saturday 1/31

Beach Bar
Joe Moorhead Band
9:00
340-777-4220

Cruz Bay Landing
Erin Hart
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Klein and the Boulevards
6:30-9:30
340-693-5640

Skinny Legs
Chris Carsel & Friends
6:00-9:00
340-779-4982

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A Walk Around Maria Bluff Road

Chocolate Hole - Great Cruz Bay Screenshot
St. John Off The Beaten Track App Screenshot

This scenic and breezy walk leads around Maria Bluff and Blagbalg Point, which separate  Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay. Rising more than 200 feet above sea level, this exhilarating walk provides magnificent views from Ram Head on the east, St. Croix (on a clear day) to the south and  St. Thomas to the west.

St. John southeast coast
view to the east

View from Maria Bluff
view to the south

view towards St. Thomas
view to the west

St. John Events

Broadway comes to St. John
Broadway comes to St. John

St. John School of the Arts presents Motown Madness

Friends and family tonight at the Westin Ballroom 7:00 pm

Angels Dinner & Premier tomorrow at 6:00

 

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Shortcut Margaret Hill Overlook

The Shortcut to the Margaret Hill Overlook

Margaret Hill OverlookThere are two great overlooks on the Caneel and Margaret Hill Trail, one at the top of Caneel Hill and the other near the Margaret Hill summit. Beginning hike at the trail heads involves steep climbs, but there is an easier alternative.

View from Margaret Hill Caneel Margaret Hill Trail Overlook St John USVI overlooks: Margaret Hill

St. John News

Mongoose Fire
Smoke From Mongoose Junction Fire

A fire at Mongoose Junction yesterday afternoon destroyed several businesses and damaged others…. read more

St. John Live Music Schedule

Saturday 1/24

Beach Bar
Don Dilego & Bree Sharp
8:00
340-777-4220

Cruz Bay Landing
Erin Hart
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Skinny Legs
Chris Carsel & Friends
6:00-9:00
340-779-4982

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Chocolate Hole Sunrise

St John Virgin Islands Sunrise
Chocolate Hole Sunrise 1/21/2015

St. John Live Music Schedule

Wednesday 1/21

Aqua Bistro
Mark Wallace
5:30-8:30
340-776-5336

Beach Bar
Bumpin Uglies
8:00
340-777-4220

Castaway’s
Karaoke Night
9:00 pm – 2:00 am
340-777-3316

Coconut Coast Studios
St. John Flutes
5:30 – 7:30
340-776-6944

Cruz Bay Landing
Matt Mirkut
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Carsel
6:30-9:30
340-693-5640

Virgin Fire
Hot Club of Coral Bay
6:00 – 9:00
340-244-9713

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Hawksnest Waves

Hawksnest Beach Surf

Waves at Hawknest Beach

The south side of St. John was flat calm yesterday and today, but  the north shore beaches were experiencing moderately-sized breaking surf.

 

St. John Live Music Schedule

Tuesday 1/20

Barefoot Cowboy Lounge
Erin Hart
8:00
340-201-1236

Beach Bar
Sol Driven Train
9:00
340-777-4220

Castaway’s
Karaoke Night
9:00 pm – 2:00 am
340-777-3316

Cruz Bay Landing
T-Bird
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

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Flora of St. John: Wiss

St. JOhn Virgin Islands Environment: Wiss Vine
Wiss Vine

In Virgin Islands backtime days, whist was used for making rope. The vine was collected on the days of the dark moon. Three strands would be twisted until the end of the shortest was reaches then that strand would be knotted with the next one and so until the desired amount of rope was obtained. In some cases this called for a lot of whist like when used for setting fish pots when the rope needed to be 35 fathoms (210 feet) long.

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Sticker Shock: Buying groceries on St. John

St. John USVI Prices: peppers
Regular red peppers $6.99/pound (Starfish)

St. John Virgin Islands Prices: tomatoes
Tomatoes 10.29/pound (Starfish)

St. John Virgin islands Prices: Strwaberries
Strawberries $8.79/pound (Starfish)

St. John Markets: St. John Gourmet
Oreos 7.29 (St. John Gourmet)

St. John USVI Markets: Fig Newmans
Fig Newmans $10.45 (St. John Gourmet)

St. John Food Prices
Ezekiel Raisin Bread $13.45 (St. John Gourmet)

St. JOhn USVI food prices: honeydew
Honeydew Melon $9.95 (Starfish)

St. John Virgin Islands supermarkets
Tuna steaks $36.99
 

 

St. John Events

February 21
Light Up The Night
Winston Wells Ball Park
6:00 pm

The St. John Cancer Fund will be hosting their first annual 18 hour event Feb 21 to Feb 22.  Light Up the Night will be held at the Winston Wells ball field beginning at 4pm on Sat. Feb 21st.  Local businesses and organizations will create teams who will walk all night to both honor and support those who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Live local music, Fire dancing by Island Fire as well as a special appearance by Cirque Tacular, will keep the crowd and walkers entertained all night.

At 8pm an Illumination ceremony will be held to honor both those who have lost their battle and those who are still fighting.  Candles in white tribute bags will line the track, each bearing the name of a loved one whose life has been changed by cancer.  If you would like a love one to be remembered or supported during the event, luminary bags can be purchased for $5 by contacting Jessie at (340)514-8160.

St. John Live Music Schedule

Monday 1/12

Aqua Bistro
Matt Mirkut
5:30-8:30
340-776-5336

Concordia
Open Mic
4:30 – 6:30
340-693-5855

Cruz Bay Landing
Chris Carsel
6:00-9:00
340-776-6908

Virgin Fire
Mark and Bro
6:00 – 9:00
340 244-9713

 

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