Saturday, May 29, 2010
The day started with running errands and stopping by a beach on the south shore.
The wind has been blowing out of the south for a few days, so the rough water on the south side means flat seas on the north. That means that if we hop a few fences
and hike a couple of miles through the mangroves, we can go check out a shipwreck that's washed up near the beach!
We swam out and soon started finding wreckage
It's just an old barge.
Friday, May 28, 2010
I went to the downtown library today.
It took me a while to find. The sign, although pretty, is a bit hard to read and see from the street.
After furnishing proof of my identity and two on-island "personal references", they gave me a card.
I love the library.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
So in the morning we found out that the engine wouldn't be fixed any time soon, but as it turns out, the little Cape Dory that is for sale at the marina is our friend's other boat!
We packed up lunch and drinks and sailed off to Buck Island for the day!
Its a fantastic spot for snorkeling.
with plenty to look at underneath.
Friday, May 21, 2010
This is Ippo- the vessel that was to take us away to St John for the weekend,
but it was not to be.
Plan B was to wait for a mechanic to fix it, sail over to Buck Island for a swim and a nap, then make a midnight crossing to arrive at STJ in the morning.
Plan B left plenty of time for daydreaming.
Further developments led to Plan C- follow the iguana tracks over to the marina bar for dinner and
then leave at midnight for STJ.
We got to see the sun set from a new perspective as well as an International Space Station flyover!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
This morning we started out with a couple of day off dives.
Mostly to pass the time til lunch, cause we were heading over to the Chicken Shack!
The best chicken anywhere with 1/2 a chicken, a couple of johnnycakes, and a beer for $7!
I had to see where such delicious chickens come from, so I walked around back and found out.