Social Butterflies

Working for the weekend has special meaning here, because we are having such a blast exploring the different parts of the island and the other areas of the Caribbean. Our weekend started early on Friday night with cocktails with our friends A & M. A new cocktail was imbibed, and  affectionately named “The Sherman”.

The lovely A pouring a Sherman.

The lovely A pouring a Sherman.

After a little happy hour, we went to dinner with some of Dan’s golf buddies at Thirteen Restaurant on the north side. They have delicious food – seriously everything is amazing. We sat in the bar area so we could get pizza – which, of course, is delicious.

Saturday began with a morning coffee (thank God for our Keurig!), but probably not so great for our island dog Marley. He got bathed and groomed and didn’t seem too excited about the whole thing.

This isn't what I signed up for when I became an island dog.

This isn’t what I signed up for when I became an island dog.

Later we ventured to the fourth Virgin Island: Water Island. It’s just a quick five- minute ferry ride from Crown Bay, and is a hidden gem down here. If you want low-key relaxation, Water Island is the place to be. We grabbed a ferry and got off at the tiny Water Island dock. Only about 65 people live on Water Island, and the main mode of transportation is a golf cart.

Ferry ride from Crown Bay

Ferry ride from Crown Bay

Welcome to Water Island. This is the post office and library, all in one.

Welcome to Water Island. This is the post office and library, all in one.

As we walked up the hill to meet some friends at Dinghy’s,  someone stopped and offered us a ride on their golf cart, which we gladly accepted. We settled in at the beach and enjoyed yummy drinks and a super laid-back atmosphere. This is where Virgin Islanders go to relax.

View from the beach on Water Island.

View from the beach on Water Island.

Enjoying fruity island drinks!

Enjoying fruity island drinks!

The Shermans and our friend Robert, pictured with the Water Island mascot.

The Shermans and our friend Robert, pictured with the Water Island mascot.

The dudes look good in their Made in St. John gear.

The dudes look good in their Made in St. John gear.

Some friends had rented a golf cart and took us on a little tour of Water Island, including up to Fort Segarra, which was used as a chemical testing ground by the Department of Defense until 1950. If I start growing another toe I’ll let you know.

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Panoramic view from Fort Segarra

Panoramic view from Fort Segarra

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Adorable, hand-painted road signs are sprinkled all over Water Island.

Adorable, hand-painted road signs are sprinkled all over Water Island.

Our intrepid tour guide showing us the tiny pink fruits of the Barrel Cactus.

Our intrepid tour guide showed us the tiny pink fruits of the Barrel Cactus. They’re edible!

Tasting a pink cactus fruit.

Tasting a pink cactus fruit.

The cactus fruits looks like tiny pink peppers.

The cactus fruits looks like tiny pink peppers.

Great day on Water Island!

Great day on Water Island!

After coming home to St. Thomas, A & M came over to our place for some grill and pool time. More Shermans were poured and we had a blast relaxing. We made grilled sausage sandwiches with shallot relish and they turned out great! We also had some yummy chicken that our guests brought over and had a fantastic night.

Shallots, sausage and French bread on the grill. Add in some chicken that our guests brought and we had a tasty meal!

Grill’s on!

Night swim

Night swim

 

Just another day in paradise!

 

 

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One thought on “Social Butterflies

  1. Another lovely weekend – well-played!! Sara, you are looking amazing as alway! Daniel, you look like you also got “groomed” this weekend – I haven’t seen your hair this short in a long time. I dig it. Xoxoxo

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