Trunk Bay…oh, that water. I was mesmerized by the intense turquoise color that the curl of the little waves would take on, just before breaking on the sand. I will admit, I was squatting in the surf for quite some time while attempting to capture the perfect turquoise wave curl and crest in this photo. So many photos with the timing just off by a bit…one glorious photo with the timing spot on. Totally worth it.
In the background of the photo, you can see Trunk Cay…and under the sea surface is the snorkeling trail! Here is a tidbit for those looking to visit Trunk Bay: this is the beach that cruise ship tours get dropped off at when the ships dock in St. Thomas, so to avoid those insanely crowded days (why would you want your paradise filled with loud strangers?), get a copy of the USVI informational magazine when you arrive in the islands (its easy to find). It lists the arrival dates/times of the cruise ships, so you can play your beach day for a day when it is just islanders and the few tourists stationed on the island. Here is the link to the week’s cruises: USVI Cruise Ship Schedule
Of course, this photo was taken with the Powershot G12…
Stay tuned for more posts!!!
Ahh, the view of lovely and iconic Trunk Bay and Trunk Cay from Jumbie Bay. Jumbie Bay is a secluded little beach (its amazing how much a short <1/4 mile path deters beach-goers…) that is a bit different. There is some beach rock, as well as slightly choppier water that is fun to bob in. To your front is crystal water dotted with rocks. To your back is scrub brush, seagrape trees, and cacti…an interesting change of scenery. The beach is flanked by lots of rocks that just beg you to climb along them and when you do, you are suddenly alone, surrounded by sea, vistas, rocks, with the sun gently warming your skin. Lovely adventure for those, like me, who cannot resist climbing on pretty much anything that can be climbed upon. Just wear solid shoes–flip-flops would be asking for a nasty foot laceration (come to think of it, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to start traveling with my suture kit…)
Taken with the Canon Powershot G12, mon. The only camera fit to bring for limin’ in the sun.
Sorry for the delay in posting! I promise they’ll come a bit more often!!!! Stay tuned!