It’s cold here. Enjoy these beach photos from St. John to make yourself warmer. Or perhaps just jealous.

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I’ve just come back from a week of camping on the beautiful island of St. John in the USVI.

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Swimming. A lot.

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Even when it said not to. (Shhhhh!)

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Snorkeling with my son.

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Beach walks.

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Critters. In the water. And in our tent.

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3-inch beetles. Turtles. Crabs. Millipedes of insane size!

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Vistas.

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Sunsets.

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Fishies! And more fishies! And more turtles that let me swim down to touch their shells, humoring me with their presence until they streamlined those inefficient-looking bodies and jetted off.

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Prickly things.

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Morning coffee.

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And evening meals.

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And rainbows over the beach on perfectly warm days.

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Spotted Rays. Clear water every day.

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Goofing with my favorite boy.

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Enjoying our campground’s front yard.

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Selfies – because when you go camping with your 13-year-old for a week, it’s the only way you have pictures of yourself to prove you were on this vacation too.

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Representin’!

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Meeting new friends….

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And reading. Books about swimming. And a serial killer. But mostly swimming. Kind of. (Just read it.)

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Cold campground showers.

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And frosty drinks.

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And hopefully, enough of all of this to tide us over until the Spring.

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