A trip to Annaberg by boat, along the north shore of St John, provides an excellent opportunity to compare the topography and shoreline of the north shore of St John with that of the south shore, seen on route to Salt Pond Bay or returning from Reef Bay. Both sides of St John have the same V shaped valleys between steep, green almost uninhabited slopes, with very little land suitable for cultivation. You are likely to lose count of the beautiful sandy beaches between Cruz Bay and Leinster Bay, more than a dozen.
Comparisons of vegetation on north and south sides of St John prove grass and trees really are greener on the northern slopes. This is true of most Islands in the West Indies. On the way to Annaberg, notice the tall slender Teyer palms at Mary Point which was named after the sweetheart of a 1 7th century home sick English sailor.