Wiki Vacation 2009: Caneel Bay

I dug up more Wiki Vacation pictures from my 2009 to Caneel Bay, following the first in the series from the trip back to Taiwan. Caneel Bay is a resort on the northwest side of St. John, one of the US Virgin Islands, with seven private, picturesque beaches.

Guests of the [[:en:Caneel Bay|Caneel Bay]] resort disembark at the Caneel Beach from the resort's own boat, Mary II.

Guests of the resort disembark at the Caneel Beach

Right away most snapshots taken at the Caneel Beach turned into “Kodak moments”.

Girl chasing seagulls at the Caneel Beach

Girl chasing seagulls at the Caneel Beach

Relaxing on a beach chair at sunset at Caneel Beach

Relaxing on a beach chair at sunset at Caneel Beach

Picturesque sunset at Caneel Beach

Picturesque sunset at Caneel Beach

Here is another of the seven beaches, Scott Beach.

Sunset at Scott Beach

Sunset at Scott Beach

The accommodation at Turtle Bay is moderate, but the location cannot be more excellent.

Beach front rooms by Turtle Bay

Beach front rooms by Turtle Bay

View of Turtle Bay Beach from the room

View of Turtle Bay Beach from the room

Personal foot rinser and staircase at the room leading to the Turtle Bay Beach

Personal foot rinser and staircase leading to the Turtle Bay Beach

Turtle Bay Beach at Caneel Bay

Turtle Bay Beach at Caneel Bay

Sunset can be enjoyed on any of the six west-facing beaches.

Sunset at Turtle Bay Beach

Sunset at Turtle Bay Beach

Sunset by Cottage 7

Sunset by Cottage 7

Sunset at Scott Beach

Sunset at Scott Beach

Scott Beach plus one person. There is barely around at this time of the year.

Scott Beach plus one person. There was barely anyone around at this time of the year.

Sunset at Scott Beach

Sunset at Scott Beach

Hawksnest beach is the only East-facing beach.

Hawksnest Bay Beach

Hawksnest Bay Beach

Honeymoon Beach was deserted as well.

Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach

Snorkeling on premises is as easy as putting on your gear at your porch, and then walking out to the beach.

Drinking before snorkeling at the Turtle Beach is discouraged

Drinking before snorkeling at the Turtle Bay Beach is discouraged

Snorkelers at the Turtle Bay Beach

Snorkelers at the Turtle Bay Beach

Plenty of fish and turtles to see

Plenty of fish and turtles to see at Turtle Bay

Snorkeling at the Hawksnest beach

Snorkeling at the Hawksnest beach

Snorkeling at the Hawksnest beach

There’s plenty of fish to see at Hawksnest as well

There was plenty of time for bird-watching.

Seagulls by Caneel Beach

Seagulls by Caneel Beach

Seagulls by Caneel Beach

Seagulls by Caneel Beach

Seagull at Caneel Beach

Seagulls by Caneel Beach

Seagulls by Caneel Beach

There are plenty of other types of birds to be found here.

Pearly-eyed Thrasher at Caneel Bay

Pearly-eyed Thrasher

Pelican by Turtle Point Trail

Pelican by Turtle Point Trail

Find the pelican

Find the pelican

Turtle Point Trail

Turtle Point Trail

Turtle Point Trail

Turtle Point Trail

Turtle Point Trail

By the bay

There are facilities other than beaches, believe it or not.

Dinning Room at Turtle Bay Estate House

Dinning Room at Turtle Bay Estate House

Complimentary afternoon tea at Turtle Bay Estate House

Complimentary afternoon tea at Turtle Bay Estate House

Turtle Bay Estate House after light shower

Turtle Bay Estate House after light shower

Thinking of dinner

Thinking of dinner

Sunset at the Equator Restaurant

Sunset at the Equator Restaurant

Beach Bar and Grill

Beach Bar and Grill

Intra-campus bus stop

Intra-campus bus stop

Benches and chairs are everywhere

Benches and chairs are everywhere

Beach chairs are everywhere

Yeah, beach chairs are everywhere

Wild donkeys roam free.

Wild donkeys at Caneel Bay

Wild donkeys at Caneel Bay

Walking around campus.

Strange fruits

Strange fruits

More strange fruits

More strange fruits

Walking around campus

At the Sugar Mill Ruins

At the Sugar Mill Ruins

Back to the Caneel Beach.

Kayaks and other seafaring equipment

Kayaks and other seafaring equipment

Kayaks and other seafaring equipment

Quick snap by the beach

Quick snack by the beach

There was more to the boat ride to Caneel Bay than expected.

Boat ride to Caneel Bay

Boat ride to Caneel Bay

Nice seat cushions

Nice seat cushions

The cushion got blown off boat

Cushion got blown off boat

All of these pictures, except for a few personal ones, can be found on Wikimedia: Turtle Bay, Scott Beach, Hawksnest Bay‎ and Caneel Bay. Unlike in the previous post, it was harder to find a home on Wikipedia for every picture in this series. Oh, well.

About Xinhai Dude 辛亥生

The name Xinhai Dude 辛亥生 is a pun in Chinese, as it means both “he who was born in Xinhai” as well as “he who studies Xinhai”. I had an ambitious plan to write something about the great Xinhai Revolution of 1911, thus my blog https://xinhaidude.com. But after an initial flurry of activities the initiative petered out. One day I will still carry it through. But for now, this website has turned into a conglomerate of my work on various topics of interest to me, including travel pictures, RC model airplane flying, ice skating, classical music composition, science fiction short stories, evolution and atheism.
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