St. Thomas USVI or Bust: 2013! – Day 2: Settling In

Oddly enough, it takes some getting used to the idea that I’m on vacation. I keep checking my emails, and making sure to write back to my students, etc. Just trying to not feel guilty for doing nothing takes some energy. Still, I shall overcome, and, after shopping for food (which, BTW, cost about three times on the island than what it does in NYC (which cost about twice what it does in most places)) spent most of the day swimming, snorkeling, feeding fish, and reading junky fiction in the sun. Random figures: one book read, one tube of sunscreen used, two days without a proper shower. Denizen of the day: The dreaded, deadly, beautiful, invasive Lionfish.