Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 3 in St. John

a photo of the St. John harbor from the Bad Kitty
 Day 3 dawned early and we arrived at the taxi stand at 7am to take a ride down to the waterfront.  Passports in hand, we checked into the Bad Kitty 2 and boarded a lovely powerboat along with 2 couples, a father and his two daughters and three crew members.   Off to Virgin Gorda, BVI where Luke from the crew attended to customs.  We walked around Virgin Gorda for a few minutes and then boated off to "the Baths".  WOW.  We jumped from the boat and swam about 100 yards.  Brad brought Osten on a little kick board.  We explored the caves and Brad, Anders and I jumped from a large rock into the lovely turquoise waters.

Happy lifevest wearer

our swim to the baths

an image of the Cathedral cave from google images

After swimming back to our vessel, we boated to Cooper Island and ate lunch. Chicken Roti, grilled cheese and a burger for our family. YUM.

view of the restaurant from the dock

Bruce and Anders

Kathryn and Osten enjoying an inside joke

dining in BVI under the flag

Next, we boated to Norman Island for some snorkeling.  On the way over, Anders got a chance to drive the boat.

and then from there we drove to the beach at Jost VanDyke and saw Ivan's Bar. Kathryn had the opportunity to drive the boat during this leg of the journey, which was right up her ally. The rest of us were on whale watch as the boat had spied whales in the past couple of days. We did not catch a glimpse, but it was fun to watch for them.

Bruce and Osten in the lovely water

daughter and Mother

Father and son

what an awesome God we have to create this


We then sped across the sea back to St. John where we checked in with customs and were allowed back into the US.  Back to camp and a dinner of mashed potatoes and ring bologna. 

Anders said many times.  "This is the best day ever".  I concur.

Osten enjoyed hanging his head out the window to catch a breeze

Brad, Osten and Kathryn enjoying the view from the 2nd deck

taking some time off from swim diaper...Osten was overcome with joy

The family was tatooed with the ship moniker

Bruce and Julie soon to celebrate 40 years of marriage

happy little lady

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