An aerial shot of Hawsknest Bay where the race will end. The "Christ of the Caribbean" statue stood on Peace Hill (peninsula at left of bay) next to a windmill; I read that the statue was toppled in a hurricane.
I started this blog in Jan. 2006 as a training journal for the 3.5 mi Beach to Beach Power swim on St John, US Virgin Islands. This yearly race benefits the Friends of the VI National Park. I then did the race again on May 29, 2011, the intermediate route this time, 2 1/4 mi. I lived there with my family in the 1970's so each visit is a homecoming of sorts.