Postcard: St. John in fall

I was lucky enough to grow up on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, though at this stage of my life that simply means I have an island to visit where I know the nooks and crannies. Maho Bay is not necessarily one of those nooks, but it still sees less traffic than more famous beaches like Trunk Bay, which is often named one of the top 10 beaches in the world. This was a lazy mid-November day at Maho, in the middle of the pristine VI National Park, which covers about 70 percent of the island, treading water, figuratively and literally, before the winter faucet turned on at home.

Photo by Devon O’Neil