Returning to St. John roads requires some adjustment. It’s not just remembering to drive on the left and handling the steep hills that turn into rivers when it rains. You also have to watch out for all the unusual traffic.
Like the bands of roving donkeys that block the North Shore Road and refuse to move because adoring tourists have trained them to think that jeeps mean treats - or else….Up on Centerline, it’s cow country.
They don’t want anything from you - just doing their own thing at their own pace.
There are also pigs up there.
Along the road by Frank Bay near town, you have to watch out for peacocks crossing.
While in Fish Bay, great egrets leisurely look for lizards.
And is it hard to miss the chickens.
Whole families of chickens like to run out into the road just as you approach.
Really, why do they do it?
Then there’s the slow-moving traffic in the low-lying areas.
You may have to be patient when you find an iguana taking a nap in your lane.
Or a hermit crab taking a stroll.
A deer knows to move out of the way of an oncoming car.