St Thomas 2020
Day 5: Thursday, July 23
Up next...Day 5: Lindquist Beach snorkeling, swimming, food, and parasailing?
I was up at the crack of dawn again. I just don't know what it was during this vacation but there was no sleeping in for me. The hubby was always up shortly after me as well. Mr EeerkAeeerka was up and standing outside of our window. I mean why was it always our window he stood by?
I checked the weather and it looked like a beautiful day. We had reservations for parasailing at 4pm, so I was determined to head to ANOTHER beach today! I decided going over to Lindquist (Smiths Bay) beach would be in the cards for us because it was just basically next door. That way we could optimize our time there and head back when it was time for parasailing.
We had breakfast and I called to make sure Kendra was up and told her what the plans were going to be today. She said that B really didn't want to go to the beach and "spend all day there" and he'd much rather stay in the condo and just watch his video games. ARE YOU SERIOUS??? I informed her with or without her...I was going. She brought up the idea of maybe us going and she'd drop us off and then they'd come later. Um...no! I'm not trusting Miss LateToEverything to come back and get me when she should if they decided not to come. I told her they could just go now and we'd come back early instead. Same amount of time right?
We packed our lunch and beach towels and headed down to pick up Kendra and the crew. B was moping around and acting like this just wasn't something he wanted to do. But, guess what "you're going!"
Like I said, Lindquist is pretty much the next beach over. It's a 21 acre protected park that you have to pay to enter. There are no places there there sell food or drinks, so you have to pack your own. There are nice restroom facilities and showers and there are picnic tables in different places under the trees. The beach is pretty long so plenty of room to spread out. They also do have lifeguards there as well.
So we arrived, paid our admission of $5 per adult (kids are free) and were told we could drop off everyone and our items, but would have to come back up to the entrance to park and the driver walk back down. It's a bit of a haul for this driver so Billy and B decided they would drive back to park the van.
We picked out our spot under the trees that had 2 picnic tables and set up our area...which really consist of throwing our things down and heading to the water!
One of the trees we sat by had a cactus growing around it. I thought that was a little strange.
The beach was beautiful...just how I remembered it last time we were there. Kendra immediately looked for the tree she had carved Billys name in last time we were there. But we looked and looked and I mapped it out and the branch was no longer there. A lot of the trees in the area had branches cut off of them and I imagine that it was one of them with all the carvings in it that time that was cut off. She was sad because she wanted to show Billy it...but it was 2016 when she did it I believe. So, chances were slim that it was going to be there anyhow.
I asked Sakari if she wanted to head out snorkeling and she was more than eager to go. She morphed into a mermaid and led the way. Now snorkeling here is not the greatest. This place is known for it's beautiful sandy beaches. But there is some snorkeling to the right (if you are facing the beach). So that's the way we headed. Out and to the right. The water clarity was not the best.
Like I said, it's not the best snorkeling and I did discover that the further OUT you went was not as good as being closer to the shore. So, we spent a lot of time in that area instead.
At one point I came up and asked Sakari if she was ready to head back in. She said yes and we went back under and I immediately found something to take a picture of and looked back up and she was GONE! Like totally GONE! She was almost up to the shore back where we started from and I mean that was far! I couldn't believe how quickly she went back. That fin gives her some speed! Maybe she really IS a mermaid.
By the time I arrived the mermaids had multiplied!
The kids decided it was time to build sand RESORTS (well, at least that's what Kam did). She had the main building and hotel area, then up on the hill were the condo's and it had a pool as well...only the pool wouldn't hold water well. LOL
Sakari and B decided to start working on their own. Only...I think were digging their way to China instead.