Jost Van Dyke is about 3 miles from Tortola. It is considered a large, high island, though it only has a population of 225. This is White Bay, where we anchored our first night.
View at anchor
Beautiful clear water
The 'Stress Free' Bar on the beach
Looking NE at anchor towards Tortola
Dinghy ashore, drag the dinghy on the beach ......holding up soggy dollars in anticipation to use at the Soggy Dollar Bar
White sandy beaches, palm trees and lounge chairs. It doesn't get much better!
The Soggy Dollar bar named for the soggy state of dollar bills used to pay for drinks after swimming ashore from an anchored boat. The Soggy Dollar claims to be the birthplace of the "Painkiller" drink.
Order up - 4 painkillers with freshly ground nutmeg
Chris and Craig play the ring-on-a-string game
relaxing in the afternoon sun, watching the kids play in the water
Local bougainvillea vine
Olivia turns 7
We made our way over to Diamond Cay the following day. This is the shallow channel that connects big Jost and little Jost Van Dyke
Anchored in Diamond Cay
The big attraction here is the Bubbly Pool. The ocean waves come crashing through a narrow opening and then spill into this natural pool. As the waves tumble in, thousands of bubbles are created, hence the name.
Craig and Maggie standing in the bubbly pool
View of the bubbly pool from the top of the rocks. A wave is just coming in....
Everyone watches as the waves come barreling toward them
Watch out Kate, some of those waves are big and strong!
Mommy and Olivia resting between waves
Maggie stands lookout on the rocks.