I just returned from a cruise in the Southern Caribbean – sort of a “busman’s holiday”.  After visiting 6 islands in 7 days I truely  believe that St. John is the most beautiful and peaceful of all.  Each Island has it’s own flavor and style and the people we met on every island were very friendly and happy to make our visit pleasant. There is just something about the white sand and palm trees lining the beach as the ferry comes in to Cruz Bay that makes the arrival so special.  One of the most jarring sites I saw was a two story parking garage right across the road from the waterfront in one of the ports.  How ugly and out of place it looked.  So far St. John has kept its charm and flavor and let us hope we continue to do so.