Hello, and happy Monday everyone! It’s raining. It’s actually pouring. It has been for days, and I honestly do not know when it will end.
We’re in the midst of an extremely wet weather pattern at the moment. Yes, the island always needs water. Yes, our cisterns are happy. Yes, everything is beyond green and lush. But I have to admit, I miss the sunshine!
An island tour guest reached out to me last week asking about the weather. “It looks like a lot of rain over the next few days,” she said. “Really?” I asked. I hadn’t checked the weather and told her that it usually does say it’s going to rain, yet that rarely comes to fruition. Friends of mine visited from October 20th through the 27th, and the forecast showed rain every day prior to their visit. It only rained about two hours during their entire trip. “I don’t think we have anything to worry about,” I told my guest.
Boy was I wrong!
If I were a betting woman, and let’s be honest, I am (hello Parrot Club!), I’d say that St. John has received well over five inches of rain since Friday, if not more. And it’s still coming down. The weather shows additional measureable rain for the next several days.
So what do you do when you’re on St. John and it’s raining? Well you can do what Dalton and I did yesterday and take a drive. The island is still beautiful in the rain. We drove past Frank Bay and then stopped at the Cruz Bay and Caneel Bay overlooks before Dalton convinced me to let him play at Hawksnest.
We stayed and played for about 30 minutes, and we were absolutely drenched. But it was so fun!
On the way home, we checked out some little waterfalls that popped up along the road, as well as the gut near our house. The water was raging!
So that’s how we opted to spend our rainy Sunday while daddy was over working at The Beach Bar. If you’re on island and it’s raining for prolonged periods of time, you can also check out some of the island’s historical sites like Peace Hill, Annaberg or Catherineberg. Grab an umbrella, put on a hat and explore some of the island’s rich history.
You can also do a little shopping. Mongoose Junction is a great place to check out in the rain. It’s an outdoor shopping and dining complex, so be sure to bring an umbrella here too. Check out St. John Spice or The Little Things if you’re over near the ferry dock. Over in Coral Bay? Then check out our friends at Jolly Dog, Pirate’s Cove or Coral Bay Adventures. All are great little shops.
If you are feeling extremely adventurous, you can hike the Reef Bay trail. It is going to be rough and extremely slippery, but there will be an amazing waterfall down near the petroglyphs.
Or last but not least, drink and dine around the island. We have so many great places to choose from. You can see them at on our restaurant map at www.explorestj.com/restaurantmap.
And for those of you who aren’t on island at the moment, you can always check out what’s happening live. We have more than 20 live-streaming webcams listed on our webcam page at www.explorestj.com/webcams.
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