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Blue Water Dreaming
US and British Virgin Islands - Playground for Charter Boats
Saint John - Great Saint James - Saint Thomas - (USVI) - 6 to 13 February 2009
This is a perfect area to spend a couple of weeks around as there are plenty of nice little bays and beaches among the many islands, creating an ideal area for charters.
There are several islands we want to visit and our first stop is Saint John. Most of the places have moorings and you are expected to go to town and pay the fee.
Town is full of restaurants and people. There is a ferry to cross to Saint Thomas. Shopping in Saint John is not as good so we are thinking on taking the ferry and a bus to the Saint Thomas big supermarkets.
There are beautiful places around and we visit Christmas Cove in Great St James Island. There we met briefly with Mustang Sally, they are in business and had charter guests on board. It was good to catch up with them.
Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, Pelican Island (BVI) - 13 to 16 February 2009
Beautiful Maho Bay
From St. John we went directly to Great Harbor in Jost Van Dyke Island. This is the first time we are in BVI's. It is a crowded little harbor and we had a hard time to find a space to anchor.
This is where the famous Foxi's restaurant is.
It is a very nice and charming little island and Foxy's BBQ on Saturday is fantastic. We ate the best BBQed mahi-mahi. Delicious. And we met the legendary Foxy.
Sunset in Norman Island
Our next stop was the Bight in Norman Island, but moorings were too expensive and it was too crowded, so we moved around the corner. This is where the caves are and there are few night time moorings. These are expensive too but nobody came out this way to charge us.
We snorkelled the caves that are very nice, stayed overnight and left early morning to visit the Indians in Pelican Island. This was another beautiful place to snorkel while we waited for the right time to leave for St Martin.
BBQ at Foxy's