Photographer's Note

I strolled a little further along the little man-made peninsula to get a better view and photo of the interesting formation of coral and rocks that I was unable to get a clear shot of in the photo I posted yesterday. It seemed as though everywhere I strolled along that peninsula there was another photo opportunity waiting.

The island in the distance is St. John, which is also part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1913 its population around 930. Today it is favorite tourist destination. A construction boom in the past couple of years is changing St. John from a quiet, sleepy island to one with a little more traffic and development. But with 2/3 of the island designated as a National Park, there is only so much land upon which one can build.

The population of St. John in 2000 was 4,197. The island itself is 20 square miles [52 sq km] in size It is 7 miles [11 km] long at its longest point and 3 miles [5 km] wide at its widest point. With an elevation of 1,277 feet [389 m], its highest point is Bordeaux Mountain.

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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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