Friday, October 12, 2007
I'm not a beach person
I've confirmed that I am not a "beach vacation" kind of guy. I think it has something to do with the idea of paying money to sit around that doesn't appeal to me (clearly, I'd rather pay money to get all lycra-ed up and run around in a circle).
We did have a good time in St. Thomas overall though. The best days were spent snorkeling or hiking (in St. John).
The day we went hiking was probably my favorite, despite it being a little frustrating. Because of our less-than-attentive bus driver, we didn't stop at the trailhead we were supposed to, and instead hiked a significantly more challenging -- and significantly less traveled/marked -- trail to join back up with the originally planned trail. We got a little lost, got a lot hot and got even more sweaty. I had a blast, but I think Hannah was a bit cranky. It didn't help that she was dealing with the ridiculous sunburn she received the day before.
The snorkeling was really cool too. Aside from one incident where I almost swam into a jellyfish, we didn't see any big or scary sea life, just lots of smaller, happy (I'm assuming) fish that were content to let you swim around with them.
We encountered some other wildlife, none considerate enough to pose for photos. So you get some of the dregs from the digital camera:
Wacky albino crab (not its technical name)
Attack of the lazy iguanas. These guys were all on the cliff outside the condo we stayed in. Easily a couple dozen.