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Travel Blogs from St. Thomas
... on the outskirts of town.
None of the shops were open, even after our one and a half mile walk
from the ship. The way the streets were
laid out was quite lovely….tiny side alleys so narrow the (already blazing hot)
sun could not get through to us. At 8:30
am it was almost unbearably hot. Even
little little was feeling the heat and opted for a lift in the rucksack rather
than walking along beside us. We
... until 9am which was a first for us for a long, long time! John & I went to "breaky" at Johnny Rockets which had only a small selection. We've been letting the kids sleep in each morning, going off to breaky together so it's a nice bit of ...
... a bite and a few cocktails we headed to the other end of the beach to check out the marine life and were greeted by a whole new world just a half mile away. Different underwater landscapes and fish created a whole new experience despite it's proximity. More cocktails at the bar before leaving the beach just in time to miss the afternoon storm. Kmart was our big night out on the way back to the boat as we drunk shopped for snacks, DVDs and more snacks.
Back to work ...
... cool earlier in the week. It was a little windy tonight but we got down to the dock for the talk about what we all have to do, equipped with windbreakers.
His first advice was to put anything we didn't want to get wet in this crate to be locked up. So I tucked my camera into my bra and tank figuring that's the last place to get wet, short of falling in! I guess putting on capri pants wasn't the smartest thing to do! ...
... Pete got a good look around Drake Channel in beautiful weather and got in some good sailing as we tacked upwind in ESE 5-12 knots. Our plan was to clear in at Spanish Town and then continue on to North Sound, Virgin Gorda. A pretty significant north swell was running but a short term anchorage off Spanish Town for clearing in purposes seemed tolerable. We arrived late morning off Spanish Town to find the anchorage crowded. We tried several times ...