Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ferry Schedule Changes

Fuel prices have forced the ferry boat companies to add a $1.10 fuel surcharge to all passenger ferry tickets. This increase is really going to hurt the local workers who rely on the ferries for transportation every day. They have also eliminated some of their routes. Please read below if you are planning on coming between now and November, this information will help you in making plans for logistics.

"Starting July 6, commuters are going to be seeing fewer ferry runs from St. Thomas to St. John and less money in their pockets after paying their fares, thanks to a ruling by the Public Services Commission during an emergency meeting Thursday on St. Thomas. An extra $1.10 fuel surcharge will be tacked onto all passenger tickets, including regular $5 tickets, $3 commuter tickets, $2.50 bulk tickets, $1.50 student tickets, $1.25 senior tickets, and the $1 fare for children under age 12."

"Until the beginning of November, both Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures will only be making runs during the week from Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie at 7:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., and from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. During the weekend, the Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie ferry will run at 11:15 a.m., with a return trip running at 1 p.m. The 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. runs from Cruz Bay to Red Hook have also been eliminated, along with the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. runs from Red Hook to Cruz Bay."

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rhymes with Murricane Reason

Well, its that time of the year again. Instead of turning coffee on first thing in the morning, we will be turning on the weather channel. If its good news, we'll proceed to the coffee. If its bad news, we won't need the coffee. For the next 5 months we will be watching Africa to see what could potentially be coming our way. Its amazing to think that the storms effecting this half of the world started in the other half. The same applies to the Saraha Dust we wrote about previously. The National Hurricane Center has a great website to track storms as does the Weather Underground with Jeff Master's "WunderBlog".

Friday, July 4, 2008

Maho on Facebook and MySpace

Maho Bay Camps is now on Facebook! Add us as your friend!

Don't have Facebook? We are on MySpace too!

Add us for both, who doesn't need more friends? This will be another great way for you to be able to share your photos of Maho Bay with other guests who are in our social network.