The Famous Willie “T” at Norman Island

 

The Willie T @Pirates Bight Norman Island

Aboard the Willie “T”  at the Bight – Norman Island

Its always party time aboard the Willie “T” named after the pirate Willie Thornton

The famous Willy T. Known for delicious cocktails and drunken sailors on Norman Island🍸

Happy Birthday to our Bosun Richard!

 

Exploring Anegada

Yesterday we were introduced to the remote island of Anegada, an island that our captain himself had yet to visit. The island itself is harder to get to than the others, due to the extremely shallow waters around it.
Our captain entered the mooring in just three feet of water! A nerve racking entrance indeed! Thankfully we have an experienced captain and excellent crew.

After our lunch, we began our expedition exploring the island!
What we found was a fantastic beach, with crystal waters and a relaxing breeze.
The family on the beach

We spent our night on Anegaga, with a delicious local restaurant right on the water.

Anegada Reef Hotel

The other night we spent the night on the island of Anegada, due to generator issues on our boat! Everything is all fixed now though, and we were able to have a comfortable night at the Anegada Reef Hotel.

We woke up to a humid pictureque morning on the beach just before going bone fishing, which will be continued in a later post.

The Adventure to the Bubbly Pool, Jost Van Dyke

We started our last day in the Virgin Islands looking for a famous spot on Jost Van Dyke – the Bubbly Pool. We began to hike uphill, searching for it.
This was one of the most strenuous tasks for most of us in recent memory, and we made it so high above the island we saw the entire landscape of the mooring site.
We hiked for hours, and not all of us made it, and we were unable to find the Bubbly Pool by foot.
We did have one of the locals’ pets accompany us on our journey, and he was so glad to be with us! Too bad we couldn’t take him home 🙁
We eventually regrouped and took the zodiac over to a far better beginning location. So we stopped at Foxy’s Taboo for obligatory drinks prior to our 2nd try!

This was the restaurant’s pet, a Harry look alike.
We found the entrance to our location, and due to the terrain and location, it wasn’t without any adversity from the local environment! Click the photo to read more about this tree.
Poisonous Tree: The wording on the rock says “Poisonous Tree” Not just the apples are poisonous but the entire tree is. It is dangerous to stand under the tree while it is raining.

 

Following this, we were met with even more hiking…

This is what the surrounding area looked like, too
What an adventure! And this is all before lunch!

 

But then…
We finally found the incredibly shallow non-bubbly Bubbly Pool. What a big disappointment!
There weren’t any bubbles at all, and the tide was very low so there wasn’t much water, but we relaxed in the pool nonetheless.

What an adventure…all before lunch!

Last Night Onboard NiKA, Jost Van Dyke

For our final night at a restaurant we spent it at Sidney’s, a restaurant that had a self serve bar (uh-oh!)
Our Ships Photographer/Bartender, Richie and 1st Mate, Dominic spent most of the night behind the bar seeing what we could craft for our crew!
The food was simple and the view was nice too.

The Captain bought this very appropriate hat for the 1st Mate. It says Mooring Hooker!
We left a little piece of us at the restaurant, among the dozens of other shirts hanging! ❤️