10 February 2018 | Great Harbor Jost Van Dyke BVI
With Anegada off the table as a destination there are not many places to go that are functioning because of the hurricanes. Marina Key is closed, we were told not to go to Trellis or Cane Garden because of debris and water pollution. Spanish Town is littered with wreckage, Peter is closed although you could anchor and Cooper has moorings but no shore side services at either island. The moorings haven’t been inspected since the storms and are at your risk. The anchor on this boat is a pitiful little thing that we wouldn’t want to count on in these winds. The wind is in the wrong direction to want to slog to North Sound where only Leverick Bay is operational. The most recovered island is Jost. We pulled up stakes this morning and made the short trip from Little Harbor to Great Harbor. We’ll be able to get off the boat, go to Foxy’s and get a taxi to White Bay home of the Soggy Dollar.
As it seems to be the norm on this trip Scott and Janet were on the bow to pick up the mooring as the skies opened up and poured down rain. We are certainly getting our share of rain and rainbows on this trip! There are a number of other charter boats in the harbor along with us. I am quite surprised by the number of cats we are seeing, they certainly outnumber the monohulls easily 4 to 1.
After getting settled on the mooring we took the dingy into shore, tied up at the customs dock and strolled down the dirt road to Foxy’s. Most of the bars along the waterfront on Great Bay were destroyed. One was being rebuilt, the church was missing its roof and they were holding school in a tent beside the church. Foxy’s was in remarkably good shape. The store and restaurant were fully operational and a new tiki bar had been built on the beach. We perused the shop, bought a couple of tee shirts and had a beer and some lunch at the bar. A pleasant afternoon was spent chatting with fellow travelers.
The picture is of the settlement on Jost. You can see the roof is missing from the church and the debris piled high.