We went to a free wine tasting at the new Marina Market wine and cheese store in Red Hook. It was great the person hosting it had brought 5 different French wines from vineyards he had personally visited. I think it was a successful tasting.
September 19, 2009
September 14, 2009
Yesterday we finally launched our little dingy and headed out for the beach we can see from our house. It was great very secluded. We also found a way to access it by car so if anyone would like to go down there they can get there without a boat. New things all the time on the island. We can’t stop exploring There is something new every time we go out.
September 9, 2009
Last night there was a whole bunch of lighting all around us but no rain. Today looks like about a 50/50 chance some of us will get some rain. the rain here is great it only lasts a few minutes and then it is beautiful again.
September 7, 2009
Yesterday was another great example for living in the islands (and also a great reason for visiting). It was early in the morning when Diane and Wayne called (our friends that run Rubber Ducky Charters. http://www.rubberduckycharters.com) and asked if we wanted to go to Jost, of course we jumped at the opportunity. It was a welcome day of fun. We set out from the Yacht club in St. Thomas and headed for the customs house on Jost Van Dyke to clear into the British Virgin Islands. While waiting for clearance we walked down to Foxy’s to see if anything was going on and then we headed for our afternoon destination the Soggy Dollar Bar. It is on White Bay Beach and was voted one of the top 10 Caribbean beaches on the travel channel this year. After Jost we headed to Tortola for dinner while watching another magificent sunset from the Rubber Duck. We ended up at Pussers in the west end of Tortola. Then on to St John for a night cap and back to St. Thomas for some well deserved sleep after such a long and taxing day
September 1, 2009
As I am sitting here in my office I look up and see the most wonderful site another moving hotel going past my window. It is really strange to see it move right past the Frenchman’s Marriott as it towers over the hotel. They make these ships huge these days.