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Beaches of St. John

Published on January 24, 2017 by calabashcottages

 

St. John’s Beautiful Beaches.  Take a look! it’s no real wonder that the Virgin Islands were a favorite hangout of pirates, buccaneers, and privateers (ever a fluid distinction). With their numerous nooks and crannies to park a ship to ride out a storm or lay in waiting for ships passing along the many trade routes, they provided the ideal natural environment for an occupation predicated on quick, surprise raids. There’s a good, nearby harbor for any wind and swell direction, and, especially useful to pirates, most of the harbors are sheltered on the land sides by mountains and hills. And the islands had another major attraction to pirate-folk: that elixir of the New World, rum. Invented in the Caribbean as a way to create a profit from the molasses that amounted to essentially industrial waste from sugar production, rum was cheap and easier to store on board than potable water.

A great article about the beaches of St. John was posted at havecamerawilltravel.com.

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