Location: Sandy Spit, Green Cay

This morning we awoke in the serene Brewers Bay for an early morning downwind sail to Jost Van Dyke. Jost Van Dyke is the third most populous of the four main islands here in the BVI and home of the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, a group devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of Jost Van Dyke. Upon arrival at the island, we were acquainted with six kids aged 8-17. After several ice breaker games and a round of mafia, we took them back to our boat for a sail to the beach at Smugglers Cove on Tortola for a brief beach clean up. On this particular cleanup, we logged the types of trash we found on a form for the National Parks Trust of the British Virgin Islands to be used in a study on the most common kinds of trash that crowd the island’s beaches (based on today, it seemed to be plastic solo cups). Pristine beach behind us, we enjoyed some swimming and chicken fights in the water before we returned to our boat and headed back to Jost Van Dyke. The departure of our guests was followed by a brief time on shore for some ice cream before we motored out to Sandy Spit Cay for a beach barbecue. The perfect round-out to our day, though, was when we left the barbecue and Gwen had to be submerged to her neck to get on the dinghy- we have yet to figure out why since no one else got wet. Hopefully, tomorrow is as eventful and entertaining.