First of all, a big thanks to all of you who are following us on our charter trip through the BVIs, and I appreciate all of you for not minding that we have taken a break from the “news of St. John” for a few days. No need to worry, we’ll be back up and running in just a few more days.
We didn’t really have an itinerary for day four of our charter. Instead it was simply a go with the flow kind of day. We woke up in North Sound at Virgin Gorda and the views were simply spectacular. We cruised in during sunset the night prior, so I didn’t really see the sheer beauty of this place until daybreak. Let’s just say that I’d definitely go back in a heartbeat. See for yourself…
After having a delicious breakfast on the boat, we sailed down toward Tortola for a few hours. We made a brief stop at Monkey Point where me and Mr. News of St. John hopped in the water for a quick snorkel. It was all fun and games until I swam through a huge school of silver fish which eventually parted only to reveal seven ginormous tarpon! Needless to say, I freaked! Now I’m a water girl, and I love fish, turtles, octopus, even a shark here and there, but those tarpon scared the heck out of me! I made a beeline back to the boat and asked Captain Shane to take us to our next destination – Jost Van Dyke.
Now any of you who follow Captain John Brandi of Palm Tree Charters over on Facebook know that one of his new favorite spots is the B Line Bar on Little Jost Van Dyke. This awesome little spot opened up about six months ago and is, in my opinion, the quintessential beach bar. It’s basically a little hut on the beach with great music, great conversation, great views and an even greater bartender named Jerry.
One of the main reasons I fell in love with this place is its laid back vibe. For starters, all tabs are jotted down in a little red composition notebook and its almost an honor system of sorts. And another cool thing about it is that every time you order a bottled beer, you get a chance to toss the cap into a jar behind the bar. If you make it in, that drink is free. And guess who happened to be the only one to make it in yesterday … this girl!!
In addition to Jerry the fabulous bartender, the fun cap throw and great music, there’s also corn hole, a small swim platform and of course a gorgeous beach.
After Jerry closed shop at 6 p.m. (He’s open Monday through Friday from about 9:30 a.m. to about 6 or 7 p.m.), we took the dinghy back to the boat and settled in for dinner. After only being on the boat for a few minutes, a man who we were hanging out with at the B Line earlier dinghied (is that a word?) over and handed us two big bottles of Cruzan Rum! Apparently he and his wife (who’ve been married for 32 years – kudos to them!) over provisioned and are heading home Wednesday, so we were the lucky takers! Only in the Caribbean folks … 🙂
Wednesday is looking a little Soggy for us. Stay tuned!