In my continual desire to experience all of the Nat.Parks of the U.S. Poof and I attempted to circumnavigate St. John Island in the American Virgin Islands. We did well the first two days-forecast for day 3 had us paddling straight into 20-25 knot wind so we opted for a shuttle an continued our paddle on the other side of the island in those same winds but with 10 foot seas. It was the biggest water I'd ever paddled in...but by then the vid camera was toast post the snorkeling scenes. We hammocked three of the five nights and got a good taste of the island with a side trip to BVI and two national parks there: