Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sailing and Limin in no particular order

We had the day off yesterday and sailed over to Jost with some friends on their boat. The weather was great and everyone had a good time.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Chillin', originally uploaded by captainjay.

Jay got another Saturday off...WooHoo! That makes three in a row. Lovin it. So we went for a sail with friends and ended up on Jost Van Dyke. Never gets old :-). So at the moment I'm chillin' in a hammock, listening to Kenny, enjoying a cold beverage while listening to the water softly caressing the white sand. Priceless :-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Beach Picture

This is one of Vicki's photos from her recent trip on board Who Cares with Keith and Sydney. Shot at Cow Wreck beach on Anegada. You can read her trip report and see some more of her great pictures here   Part 1  Part 2


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Deb and I Made Threee

So our three year anniversary on Island was this week. As the locals say we made three. That's a number that is hard to even imagine. It does seem like time speeds up as we get older.The last three years have definitely been a whirlwind. We haven't been posting much as it seems like we have worked into a routine and don't do as much "tourist" stuff as we used to. Also work gets in the way of being beach bums most days. Don't feel to sorry for us though as we still manage to get out on the boat although we have not been diving in a while and my new fishing gear is still new, so that might have to be my New Year on the island resolution. Use my fishing gear and get a little diving in that doesn't include changing a prop, a shaft, strut or cutlass bearing, or drilling a hole in the bottom of a boat for a through hull fitting. By the way those are all things that I have done in the past three years with dive gear, not exactly what I had planned when I got certified to dive about ten years ago, but handy skills none the less.
On a side not a bunch of the "Red Necks in the Caribbean" are coming back for a visit starting the week after next. Last I heard there is going to be either 12 or 14 of them and Deb and I are taking a few days off to hang with them, should make for some interesting posts.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Beach Picture

Lindbergh Bay St Thomas. Never get tired of the view. :-)

Tom Chapin at Tillet Gardens/Jack's

Wednesday night Deb and I went to an Art's Alive event at Tillet Gardens/Jack's Wings. It was Tom Chapin, Harry Chapin's brother. It was a last minute decision to go and turned out to be a nice evening. The music was good, and believe it or not the service from Jack's was to. The first set was more family friendly as there was a large group of school children there. Then the second set was more folk/rock and roll including a cover of Cat's and the Cradle. It's always impressive to see musicians that have played together for years. We sat about 20 feet from the stage. As an added bonus Sandy Chapin, Harry's widow, co writer of Cat's in The Cradle,  and a resident of St John was in the audience as well.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Sailing, originally uploaded by captainjay.

So we are both off today and our friends offered to go sailing on there boat so we just went past Caravelle Rock and we are trying to decide between Jost and St John for a beach stop. Decisions...Decisions :-)


Lovango, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Out for a sail today on Far Cry. It's a beautiful day. Don't really have a destination in mind, just knocking around and seeing where the wind takes us. Brought food and drinks so we may not even go anywhere, which would be just as fun. Tacked by Lovango (a little island between St. Thomas and St. John) and thought I'd share The Love Shack. It's a rental villa that comes with the use of a boat if you want to go to St. John. Check out their web site if you get a chance.

Friday, January 14, 2011

All Night Strut

I went to the "All Night Strut" production at the Pistarckle Theater with some girls from my Zumba class last night. What a fun show. Our Zumba instructor, Joni, was one of the dancers in the show so that's why we got together to see her perform up on stage. The show is set to the music from the 30s and 40s and the dance routines were fun to watch. The show officially opens tonight and plays for three weekends. If you're on island and want to see a fun show, then check it out. Last night was the preview show and it was a packed house with standing room only. We were the last ones in the door so we had to stand in back. But that made it more fun since we got to dance the entire time :-)

Synopsis from The Guide to Musical Theater

A classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and '40s, The All Night Strut! struts its stuff in a two act bonanza of the way things were during the depression, World War II and the post war boom. From the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco and the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, this is an evening filled with jazz, blues, bebop and classic songs. An international hit, The All Night Strut! has delighted audiences old and young with its sublime music and sheer energy. Famous songs include "Minnie The Moocher", "In The Mood", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Hit That jive, Jack" and "As Time Goes By".

Friday Beach Picture

Another shot of Honey Moon Beach on Water Island from last Sunday. The water was very clear and almost no swell or waves.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday, originally uploaded by captainjay.

We have been out on the boat today enjoying sone time off. Botany Bay for lunch on board and now Water Island for Pot Luck and Eric Stone live.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Beach Pic

Friday Beach Pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Ok, here is the real Friday Beach Pic. Having lunch at Gertrude's on Jost Van Dyke thanks to Far Cry. What a beautiful day :-)

Friday beach pic

Friday beach pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Happy Friday! Jay and I are both of today, so we're out sailing with some friends. It's a beautiful day, sun is out, winds are just right, it may be a Jost day. Regardless of where we end up, it just feels great being back out on the water. We'll post a pic later of some beautiful beach :-)

The pic is Christmas cove on Great St. James as we passed it on the sail boat