Day 7 – Revealing The Marvelous Jost Van Dyke
The Satellite image is provided by Atlastrax showing our GPS travels from today! Atlastrax is a satellite tracker for boats and assets that can be taken to remote destinations because of its ability to run on batteries. We love using our tracker for safety during excursions like this. Atlastrax can also be used for theft recovery purposes though! It’s a wonderful product we love sharing.
Setting Sail to Jost Van Dyke: A Fishing Adventure
After a light breakfast, we did a little last-minute provisioning before we departed Scrub Island at 10:00. Our destination was the picturesque Jost Van Dyke, known for its vibrant atmosphere and stunning beaches.
As we sailed along the leeward side of Tortola in the Caribbean Sea, we took the opportunity to indulge in some fishing. With our trolling rods out, we eagerly waited for a bite. Soon enough, we reeled in a magnificent 10 lb barracuda, adding excitement to our journey.
Arrival at Jost Van Dyke: Exploring Great Harbour
Upon reaching Jost Van Dyke, we were thrilled to secure one of the last mooring balls in Great Harbour. We hopped onto the dinghy and made our way to Foxy’s, a renowned establishment on the island. We savored refreshing drinks, bought logo t-shirts as souvenirs, and decided to embark on an exploration of the famous White Bay.
With its iconic establishments like Soggy Dollar, Hendo’s Hideaway, and Coco Loco, White Bay beckoned us with its allure. However, considering the choppy waters, we opted for a land taxi to reach our destination. After a delightful lunch at Hendos Hideaway and refreshing drinks at Soggy Dollar, we relaxed on the pristine white sand beach, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.
Returning to Foxy’s and Heading Back to Our Vessel
After a blissful time at the beach, we made our way back to Foxy’s, where we bid farewell to the vibrant ambiance and embarked on a taxi ride back. With our dinghy as our trusty mode of transportation, we returned to our Moorings power cat and took stock of our provisions.
With the well-appointed galley at our disposal, we prepared a delicious and easy dinner. Grilled cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, and pasta salad delighted our taste buds. As we dined al fresco on the upper deck, we immersed ourselves in the enchanting surroundings.
Unveiling the Underwater World
Before calling it a night, we reminded ourselves to switch on the underwater lights. Anticipation filled the air as we eagerly awaited the spectacle that awaited us. Soon enough, a mesmerizing fish show unfolded right off our aft deck, leaving us in awe of the vibrant marine life beneath the surface.
Looking Ahead: Off to Normans Island
With yet another beautiful day coming to a close, we eagerly anticipated our next adventure. Tomorrow, we set our sights on Normans Island, ready to explore its hidden treasures and create more unforgettable memories.