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... get to spend Day 5 in paradise.
At roughly 3 square miles, Jost Van Dyke (The J is pronounced as a Y) is the smallest of the four main BVI. JVD lies to the northwest of Tortola and to the north of St. John. Like many of it's neighbors, JVD is volcanic in it''s origin and is mountainous. JVD has less than 500 permanent inhabitants. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jost_Van_D yke
With just the Genoa flying, we passed back through the narrow entrance to Virgin Gorda Sounds, sailing between the coral reefs and out of the lovely protected lagoon that we had enjoyed so much, heading for the Island of Tortola. It was late morning and we were in no hurry as the port of Road Town was only about an hour and a half sailing time.
Passing by a bay that lay very close to the airport that Kathie would be leaving from in just over two weeks, ...
This morning we pulled into a magnificent torquoise bay with bobbing yachts and white sands,
Following our first breakfast on board we ventured ashore by tender and found a mostly uncivilised and very laid back community of 400 people who all seem to be related. Their economy seems to be based on the sale of tshirts, alcohol and food to cruise passengers and yachties. We caught the local open air shuttle bus to the Soggy Dollar bar, so ...
... in any danger! Ha!
We decide to shower and get ready for dinner and head to a seafood place back at Yacht Haven Grande. We pulled in, parked, headed around the corner and it was closed. So far our food experiences have been challenging! We ended up back at the Fat Turtle. The coconut shrimp appetizer was really good and I just ordered an Hawaiian personal pizza and it was pretty good. The special was spaghetti bolognese but ...
... Harbour, where we checked in and reprovisioned and went to see about getting new bigger wires for the davits, these duly arrived the following morning and we fitted them, the marina was the most expensive we have been in and we swore never to go in another in the Virgins, we then motorsailed in light winds up the coast to North sound and anchored off Prickly pear island, we took the dinghy to Saba rock for happy hour, this is a rock about 50m x 30m with a ...