Im both physically handicapped and chronically ill, as such i very rarely am able to get out to do things, but every now and then, God gives me the strength and health to do something i used to do when i was healthy. So i decided to go jet Skiing rather than snorkling, cause im also on 24hour oxygen use.
Yenner, the owner and tour guide was very understanding, as he has had his own health issues in the past. So he took out my two travelers from the docked cruise ship, my caregiver, who actually was completely terrified of going jet skiing again, caused he had had a very bad experience in his past with friends goofing around and scarring the crap out of him, by pretending that they were gonna ram him, then at the last moment they would make a hard turn, splashin him with a ton of water while the backside of their jet ski's came within inches of hitting his jet ski, so as you could imagine, this would give anyone a bit of trepidation towards ever going jet skiing again, but i was able to talk him into it, reassuring him that it would be nothing like that, and just a cool cruising ride along the cost(by the time we were done - he had such an awesome time, that he was asking me, when we were gonna go jet skiing agin, and alot of the loss of fear came from yenner, being patient and walking us through the basics of jet skiing and when one of us did get a little too crazy on the jet ski, like me, lol, yenner would ask us to calm it down, which i TOTALLY understood, as it was for my safty as much as it was for others,) and so we went for a 1 1/2hr trip all along the reef and the entire northside of the island, from the western most point to the eastern most point and back.
While we were out, I had some problems with my ostomy, and he helped guide the others nearby, but gave me a bit of privacy and time to stay stil on the jet ski and fix my ostomy, before we took back off.
One reason for such a long tour, was that i REALLY wanted to get photos and video, but for whatever reason, the batteries in BOTH my devices were dead, and when I told yenner this after we got back to the shore, he was more than willing to accommodate us, and said he would help us work something else, if and when i was able to get back there for another trip, so that i could take the video and photos, that i meant to take the first time.
Not only that, but once we were done, he offered to let us go snorkeling, but also grabbed a seat as a couple of his buddies came over, and he invited my caregiver and i to sit, rest and relax and just hang out for a while. As we ere talking, I found out that yenner had a passion for music just as i did, and that we both love playing guitar. As it turns ouot, yenner has won, the Jon lennen song writing contest two times and has his CD's for sale to those who are interested. But as we talked more and we found out that we have both struggled with health issues in the past, and how finances are always tight to those with chronic medical problems, and the fact that i was very interested in hearing his music sometime, i said i was gonna bring my guitar next time i came, cause id really like to hear him play, but as it was unlikely that i could return for a long time due to my illness and being bed ridden 90% of the time, yenner, blessed me by giving me a copy of his CD for free, even when i offered to buy it, cuz i think he saw how we had kindred spirits.
Anyways, if your looking for a friendly atmosphere to go jet skiing,or snorkeling with someone who care and who will take the time to help you with whatever issues you may face, whether it be fear, hesitation, illness, or a physical problem like my "foot drop," then i HIGHLY recommend going to St Croix Water Sports, whenever you visit the island.
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