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Sargassum Science

Also called “gulfweed”, Sargassum survives thanks to antibacterial chemicals called phenolics and stays afloat thanks to clever air bladders. While the free-floating (planktonic) species may be the most notable, floating freely after detaching from the sea floor, two species (natan and fluitan) have adapted by becoming holopelagic, which means they now reproduce vegetatively, without needing … Continued

Spa Treatments

St. John lends itself to letting go and there’s no better way to let go than to welcome what nature offers to heal. Two widely available resources include Aloe Vera and Sea Salt. Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that’s been used to treat various health conditions for thousands of years. Aloe is abundant in … Continued

Sounds

Coral Bay is a quiet area of St. John that can be tracked over time by a few unique sounds. To local islanders, the arrival of seagulls marks a time of celebration and rebirth, as young local birds begin to fledge their respective nests. The Kestrel Couple that has lived above my rafters for 15 … Continued

Seagulls

Knock-Knock, who’s there? It’s the Seagulls! The sound of their distinct call and frenetic laugh set the stage for the start of summer on St. John. Seagulls migrate to the Caribbean from the north and arrive like clockwork at the end of April annually. The pelicans don’t seem too keen on hosting their vocal cousins, … Continued

St. John Exercise

Enjoy plenty of exercise on St. John. Not even closed beaches and trails can stop locals from letting their bodies do the talking. Road walks to live streaming yoga, there’s no excuse for not breaking a sweat. Swimming and snorkeling are still fair game in this time of isolation.Disco dancing at home is strongly encouraged. … Continued

St. John Trade

The barter trade economy is alive and well on St. John. Recently a friend pulled into my driveway with a soon-to-be-ripe papaya bigger than my head. It was perfect and I tried not to drool. A gift? Possibly. Barter? Definitely. Brushing the potting soil off the side of my upcycled plastic container, I handed over … Continued

St. John Internet

St. John has high-speed internet from two local internet providers and two satellite providers. St. John island is well connected to the world-wide-web. Provider Type Speed Viya DSL, Fiber, Cable, and Fixed Wireless 1,000 Mbps Broadband VI Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps SmartNet Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps Mobile phone service providers in … Continued

St. John Wildlife

On St. John, observing wildlife is a legitimate pastime. The slow life of St. John fosters living in the now. From watching a lizard spar with The Largest Spider I’ve Ever Seen to listening to the excited chirps of sugar birds, there is much life existing all around. If you have the time, Mother Nature … Continued

Bake St. John

On St. John, we bake because we can. Cookies, cakes and breads are the comfort confectioneries of isolation. Mac-and-cheese may work for a bit, but nothing beats the joyous aroma of fresh baked goods. Starter Time Always wanted to make sourdough bread but never had time to make a starter? No time like the present! … Continued

St. John Community

Helping others is inherent in the St. John community. Whether its making masks, delivering meals, or shopping for others – Love City stands true to her name. If you know how to work a sewing machine, consider making protective face masks for friends and family. A great opportunity to provide assistance and show some style! … Continued

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