Although Ivan is not around much any more due to him having Parkinson's Disease, Ivan's family is continuing on his tradition!
We took a day trip over from St Thomas on our boat with some friends last weekend to get our fix of Jost Van Dyke. On Sundays, the Soggy Dollar Bar becomes more like a spring break party anymore, with an influx of the younger crowd from St Thomas and St John, and along with that comes competing boat stereos with a mix of the day charters coming in all fighting for a spot on the beach. Not that I am that old, but having to constantly fend other boats off of your boat does not make for such a relaxing afternoon. Although we have walked over to Ivan's before, we thought we would spend the day there instead.
After we cleared customs we were able to pull right in, right in front of Ivan's and we were the only boat on the beach! There was a mix of several people, mostly couples enjoying the beach that were camping in tents or in Ivan's cabins. Yes, Ivan's is also a campground!
We had some beers and eventually made it up to the bar for some drinks and a lunch of cheeseburgers.
We had the bar to ourselves! After eating, we decided it was time for a walk to go visit Mic over at Soggy Dollar Bar for a Painkiller. You can walk from one side of White Bay over to the other. There is an old road that now has steps that goes up and over the rocks, but I would wear some sort of foot wear when you go over! There are some really great views on top of the path!
Now for an Original Pain Killer at Soggy and a quick hello to Mic!
To pay for all the rum
And pull up anchor cause we're done
It's that time of day
I see a cotton candy sky
So many colors in my eyes
Proof again God's alive
This ain't a goodbye
It's a "till I see you again"
What a wonderful time
We've all shared my friends
Another day at sea
Has come and gone away
So adios to Jost
Adios to Jost
Adios to Jost