27 December 2011
Tuesday, Dec 27th…Shore Support
The past few days Jim and I have spend a lot of time on Ocean Jedi helping Frank & Denise get ready for their charter. Yesterday we lugged the sewing machine over and Jim helped Frank with one of the water pumps while I helped Denise fix a few tears in the sunshade and reconfigure a leaky corner on the upper canvas. A few other random chores, and just spend time visiting and catching up. Today, we headed over early to help them move the boat over to the fuel dock and then back to their slip in preparation for their guests who they discovered were arriving a little earlier so we vacated to leave them to do their thing. We filled up a few Jerry Jugs with Diesel and Gasoline then dropped them off at the boat. When we headed back to the dingy dock we found Frank just meeting his guests, so we helped them down to the boat with their luggage and then headed off to downtown Charlotte Amalie to wander the shops and have some lunch. We heard there was an ice cream shoppe in town and I am hankering for a sundae or some other delightful concoction. Well, we had a lovely lunch on the waterfront, watching the harbor and the tourists, and we very much enjoyed wandering the downtown series of duty free shops and narrow alleyways, however ice cream wasn’t to be had and so we headed back to the boat without. There is a lot of activity in this harbor and today there are 3 cruise ships on the West Indies dock, next to us. As we relax on board this afternoon we have a concert from the closest ship floating out to us, and just past sunset we watch the ships backing out and heading for their next port, which makes quite a show just off our starboard side.