Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Begin forwarded message:
We went to check into the ferry this am, and the passport Chris had gotten from the passport authority was his expired one. I do not know why the passport authority didn't renew it. Anyway. No valid passport.
I am trying to contact British authorities and get him through, but no ones answering.
Looks like you are coming here and we r spending a US Xmas.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
So, Chris is flying in today. Yeah! Chris is not a good communicator during his finals. Boo!
I decided to take the ferries from Virgin Gorda over to St Thomas to meet Chris and do some last minute Xmas shopping. We aren't really sure that he's made his flights, but I have other things to do in town, so it's ok. And getting from St Thomas to Virgin Gorda requires 3 ferries and a cab and a Dollar Hollar bus, so I figure he could use the help getting the last 25 miles.
Get to St Thomas. Got the grocery shopping done, picked up the General Delivery mail, returned the rotting chicken I bought (YUCK!) paid the bills, followed up on about 5 questions on mail, left the groceries at the ferry building.
Chris calls. Flight from Miami is delayed 6 hours due to mechanical difficulties. (The kid is cursed. If anything can go wrong for him, it will.) This means we miss the last ferry back to Virgin Gorda. Arrange for Smith the porter at the ferry building to keep the groceries. I take the Refrig stuff with me. Find a cheep hotel. Power and water go out while I'm in the shower. Its dark Check out. Throw myself on the mercy of the Marriott, figuring they have generators. They found me a room at an amazing low rate, including water and power (for a couple hours. It's off right now... Generators on the fritz.) So I'm at the bar, about to go get Chris. I have a flash light, a glow stick and a glass of wine, and all is good. The guests in the lobby are singing Christmas carrols. We need Rudolph to get here soon.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Lot's of photo highlights, but this is his favorite.
|Long Bay, Beef Island|
And here are a few others...
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
We've spent two very nice days here in Christmas Cove. Just off the Eastern end of St. Thomas and across the channel from the St. Thomas Yacht Club where we had drinks and dinner last night. Very friendly down to earth Yacht Club. Reminds us both of RYC. Lot's of families out for dinner and kids running around playing with boats!!!
I forgot to take a picture of the bar in order to continue my "Yacht Club Bar Tops of the World" survey. However, let the record show that it has yet another very nice varnished wood bar top. Add yet another yacht club to the list of those with non-formica tops!!
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Jim and I have been anchored off a lovely beach here on the back side of St Thomas. A beautiful 3/4 mile sand beach, calm, clean water, light breeze, and no other boats. We have the entire thing to ourselves, once the cruise ship crowd leaves at 3:30.
What the guide book alludes to is that there is another small beach tucked into the protected side of the harbor (read "the best anchorage") that is a nude beach. That's Cool. I grew up in SD with Blacks Beach. Great beach.
What the guide books gloss over is that it's a Gay nude beach. Ummmmm, even coming from SF didn't prepare me. Apparently, if you can't be seen from land, it's OK, even if there is a boat anchored 30 feet away!
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The fact that we like it so much means that we stayed here all day today and who knows we just may stick around for another day. Here are a few pictures from our day...