A day at the races on St. John can be a crabby affair.  Though I have been on St. John for well over 30 years, yesterday I attended my first “Crab Race”.  This one was held on the beach at the Westin Resort and was really a hoot.  Children from 3 to 73 chose and named their favorites and hooted and rooted for more speed over the sand moguls.  Names  varied from “Lightning”  to “Granny”.  I really think the names make a difference as Lightning won his race and Granny never moved from the center circle.  Prizes ranged from pirates “Treasure” to sailing trips and a free night at the hotel.  If the cold becomes too much for you come on down to St. John and have yourself a day at the races on the beach.