Our last night was spent at Island Blues for dinner. It overlooks Coral Bay. Many folks live in their boats in the bay and just dinghy in and walk through the water to get groceries or a bite to eat. As we enjoyed our dinner, I saw the dorsal fin of a dolphin come up and go back down in the water. It was all I could do to keep from jumping in. It’s on my list to swim with a dolphin – but in nature – not as a paid tourist event. For me it was a sign of good luck and a nice way to end 28 terrific days of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
This was the sight as we left the dock from St John headed to St Thomas to catch our flight home.
We passed Steven’s Cay on the ferry ride to St Thomas which is visible in the background. We scuba dived around the Cay 2 days ago.
We spend the late morning and early afternoon in the capital of St. Thomas – Charlotte Amalie. It was over 100 degrees and we were dying. We stopped for lunch and went in and out of shops that had AC. The narrow old streets were lined with mainly jewelry stores. Up to 6 cruise ships can dock in 2 ports in St. Thomas. If all 6 are in, Charlotte Amalie’s population will increase by 20,000 for the day. Glad we missed it.
We got home around 12:30am and there were roses floating in a bowl on the front porch and a bouquet of roses waiting for me in the kitchen. When I saw Laura this morning, she cried, we hugged, I cried and we both said how much we missed each other. Our cat Snuggles slept with me last night because she wouldn’t shut up. Thanks to Megan for staying in our home while we were both away and helping at Willow too – we couldn’t have done this without you. Thanks to Vanessa and Jameson for holding down the fort at Willow and helping our clients with their needs. Thanks to Wade for being my soul mate and supportive through this journey. Thanks to our clients who still believe in us. Thanks to our family and friends for your words of encouragement, thoughts and prayers. I am truly blessed and know that there is no place like home.