Sleeping With (or Just Visiting) the Fishes

Another weekend already, and since we’ve sort of been o the run since we got here, we tried to take a slower pace this time around.

After work on Friday, we went to Island Time Pub in Red Hook for happy hour. They have yummy pizza and a great view of the harbor and St. John.

View of St. John and Tortola in the distance beyond the marina.

View of St. John and Tortola in the distance beyond the marina.

On Saturday we spent the morning at Coral World Ocean park, on the east end of St. Thomas.  This is a neat little aquarium where you can actually swim, snub and scuba with some of the natural wildlife of the coral reef. We didn’t do any of the turtle or sea lion adventures this time around, but we explored the exhibits and got a great show from Franco, a 600-lb. sea lion.

View of Thatch Cay from Coral World Ocean Park

View of Thatch Cay from Coral World Ocean Park

The exploratory dome. You can climb down beneath the water to view fish and coral in their natural habitat.

The exploratory dome. You can climb down beneath the water to view fish and coral in their natural habitat.

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Lots of fishes!

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Yellowfin tuna – we think.

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Dan checking out the wildlife.

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Swimming in a school.

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Barracuda!

Franco the 600-lb. sea lion. He's waving at us.

Franco the 600-lb. sea lion. He’s waving at us.

Sunday was a lazy day at home, relaxing in the pool and reading.

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