Sunday, January 03, 2010

ST. JOHN, USVI EPISODE 3

another somewhat remote excellent snorkel site on st john is little lameshur bay and yawzi point, on big lameshur bay. most of the road into the national park is paved, but a short portion requires 4 wheel drive and a high clearance, below.i was just about to hang my hat on a branch on little lameshure, when i noticed this millipede had dibs on the perch. he was about 5 inches long, and fatter than a pencil.
i didn't take many photos of the beach at lameshur, as it wasn't much. but there is a rocky beginner spot just off shore that had more fish diversity than almost any other spot.

the trail up yawzi point is .8 miles, but it can be thorny in spots. i saw cacti blooming...
and a nicely colored hermit crab...
also on the trail, we saw this cactus overlooking little lameshure bay.
here is the tiny cove on yawzi from which we snorkeled. so private! the entrance to the water was easier than it looked, with fish immediately present. the coral diversity was great, and there were many fish.

3 comments:

miss m (InfG) said...

Oh, wow ! The millipede shots are spectacular ! and how precious is that hermit crab ! Awww :)
The cove is just beautiful. (I won't lie, pics of the dive would've been great !) What an awesome place !

sophie munns said...

I love seeing your discoveries on this fabulous trip!
That amazing cactus bloom was something and how I would have loved t have seen the underwater life!
I am so curious about this part of the world now Em!

em said...

miss m, ah, if only. i would love to have an underwater camera, maybe some day. i had to content myself with above water....

sophie, the caribbean is lovely... it's not too much different than pacific beaches that i've seen, but its so much cheaper for us to get there than the pacific. thanks for the comment!