Location: Sidney's, Jost van Dyke
Today we were at Sydney’s on Jost van Dyke, and we visited “Foxy’s,” which is one of the top 10 New Year’s destinations. We met the man, the myth, the legend himself: Foxy. He told some humorous tales introduced us to his family and then sang some funny songs on his guitar. Then we helped build an irrigation system and garden beds that will help make the island self-reliant without support from the government, and in the words of one of the Preservation Society workers, Ethan, “a libertarian’s greatest dream.” It was cool building it because we were making something that will be super important for them and will last for decades. After that, we hiked up the mountain, saw some goats and learned about how the islands were formed from volcanoes (cool!). When we finished working, we were all dirty and sweaty and took our normal salt water showers, and Jaden (not surprisingly) managed to water-slap himself in the face by failing every single dive (He was saltier than the salt water he was diving in). Watching him try to perform “the fish out of water” was truly a spectacle to see and by far the best part of the day. Then we docked and bought some fun souvenirs and clothing, and a couple of minutes later, the BBQ began, and we ate some delicious chicken, pasta, and salads and partied for 5 hours.