Arriving at Jost Van Dyke signaled the arrival at our 5th country, the British Virgin Islands. Checking into the BVIs was a breeze compared to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. But to date, the biggest hassle checking in was Puerto Rico, returning to the US. It seemed crazy to us that returning to our home ground should be so complicated, but we’ve learned from others that they had just as much of an issue as we had.
Anyway, once checked in, we decided to stop for lunch at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar. Foxy’s is a famous restaurant and bar and cruiser hang out. It wasn’t very happening at 3:00 in the afternoon, though. But there were remnants of past visitors hanging everywhere. This place goes way beyond the dollar bill décor or license plate collection!
The most memorable experience we will take away from Jost Van Dyke is being eaten alive by no-see-ums (sand flies) during our short walk along the beach. I got about a dozen bites but Dave’s poor feet and ankles were absolutely covered in them! Christine’s Bakery was good, though. Show up at opening time around 8:00 and the fresh bread and turnovers are just coming out of the oven. Awesome!
As we arrived at Jost Van Dyke, we recognized a boat that was heading out: Indigo. We first saw Indigo in Mayaguana in the Bahamas, then met up with Eric and Debbie from Indigo in the Turks and Caicos.
They were a riot and entertained us with a number of hilarious stories, some of which they sell to different sailing and travel magazines. I wish I had their knack for being funny. It would make our blog more fun to read. You can see their Facebook Blog here. Unfortunately, we couldn’t just hang with them, because we are nearly out of water and need to get to a marina to fill up. So we are bound for Nanny Cay Marina on Tortola.