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... to turn your whole upper body instead of just your head to look sideways.
It's St. Patrick's Day! I get out the big shamrock I bought at the dollar store and (duct) tape it to our cabin door. I'm wearing shorts, a long sleeved white oxford shirt - shirt sleeves rolled up and a pair of bright green suspenders and socks. Jeff has on the St. Patrick's shirt he picked up at Goodwill before ...
... on our way, I handed my phone to our nominated navigator, Tim, and he got straight on the case with google maps. I hadn't had phone coverage for the entire cruise but as St Thomas is in the US Virgin Islands my AT & T sim seems to be up and running again. We drove along the waterfront for a few minutes, through Charlotte Amalie and somehow with everyone talking and pointing out things missed the first turn ( I must say here that I had done this trip on google earth ...
... boat, not very pretty to look at but it will bet the job done. I climb in and try to stay out of the way while Amb and Doug get us untied and ready to go. Doug’s boat doesn’t have a motor so it is all wind driven. He was on the USA Olympic sailing team so we know that we are in good hands. Turns out that there is plenty of wind once we get going. Doug starts by getting us clear ...
... quite literally! Once you get to Water Island, it is another 10 minute walk up a hill and then down to PARADISE!
This beach is usually empty when we arrive and we have a "true" private paradise for a few hours.
I pack sandwiches and cookies from the ship and also bring a couple bottles of water. I bring a soft sided cooler ...
Day 12 - morning
I felt much better this morning after a good night's sleep. Plus the fact that the sea was much calmer!
In the early hours of the morning, we cruised towards Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands! Many small islands appeared like a mirage in the horizon......they certainly achieved ...