Tequila!


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Sandy hooks the mooring line.

Sandy hooks the mooring line.

After our success at Great Dog, we continued our journey across the sea to Beef Island.  Brandon and Monica knew of a fun little resturaunt in Trellis Bay.

It looks closed from the outside - but fun! fun! fun! on the inside!

It looks closed from the outside – but fun! fun! fun! on the inside!

We moored near the resturaunt and enjoyed our evening cocktail hour on the boat.  Then we cleaned up, I put on one of the two collared shirts I’d brought on this trip (note to self: bring an extra shirt or two next time!)  and we took a short dinghy ride across the bay to the resturaunt.

The Last Resort resturaunt

The Last Resort resturaunt

The Last Resort is a great little resturaunt on it’s own little island near the local airport… too near apparently – we were told the resturaunt will be shut down in the next few years to make room for the airport expansion 🙁

It appears that the resturaunt cat gets lots of attention from the patrons

It appears that the resturaunt cat gets lots of attention from the patrons

We enjoyed a nice dinner, took turns petting the resturaunt’s cat, and were entertained by a brilliant british entertainer who did a one man show playing songs and making jokes… and drinking tequila!!

Answer a question win a shot of tequila.  Request a song - win a shot of tequila.  Wear a hibiscus shirt - win a shot of tequila.  Yes the bottle was pretty much empty at the end of the night.

Answer a question win a shot of tequila. Request a song – win a shot of tequila. Wear a hibiscus shirt – win a shot of tequila. Yes the bottle was pretty much empty at the end of the night.

A bottle of Jose Cuervo sat on a tray surrounded by eight or nine plastic shot glasses.  The guy did a name that song game, and the winner was invited up to have a shot of tequila.  He also did a newlywed game, complete with shots for the participants and himself of course!  At one point he said anyone with a hibiscus shirt should come up and have a shot… that was me!!!

The crew from our sister ship, Coral Dreams, was there.  They had a turkey hat on which apparently is the ship’s mascot.  At one point the whole lot of them gobbled out loud towards the stage which caught the singer off guard.  The show was brilliantly funny and by the end of his act the bottle of tequila was nearly done.

After the show they played music and we danced until around 11.  Brandon ferried us back to the boat in small groups as we finished up for the night.

A school of five squid that I followed around for a while

A school of five squid that I followed around for a while

A whitespotted filefish

A whitespotted filefish

Wednesday morning we headed over to Monkey Point to do a little more snorkeling.  We swam around for about an hour and a half.  I continued my search for octopus (I never did find any on this trip) and ran into a cool little school of squid that I followed around for a while.

This large fella was hanging out below our boat.  I think it's a grouper?

This large fella was hanging out below our boat. I think it’s a grouper?

There was a big fish (a grouper maybe?) that was hanging around below our boat.  I swam down to get a better look but he shyly moved away whenever I got close.

a school of sergeant majors

a school of sergeant majors

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This little island was called Sandy Spit (no relation to my Sandy!)

We made a couple of stops in the afternoon.  One was at Sandy Spit which was a tiny little island with just enough sand to support some scrub brush and a couple of palm trees.

Swimming towards land

Sandy and Jamie out swimming towards Sandy Spit

Sandy, Galli, Sam, and I swam out and everyone else followed in the boat (and they brought cocktails!)  We hung about in the water for a bit enjoying the day before we headed back to the boat.

Monica was the perfect hostess, greeting us with tropical drinks as soon as we emerged from the surf onto the island

Soggy Dollar

Soggy Dollar bar – where the pain killer was invented

Next we sailed to White Bay where we went to the Soggy Dollar to have a pain killer!  This is the bar where the pain killer was invented – although Brandon said they must have lost the original recipe because it was a little different each time he had one.

 

Soggy Dollars

Hanging the money up to dry

Behind the bar was a line with clothes pins where the pinned up the wet soggy money from people who had swum to shore.

Our sister ship, Coral Dreams was there and we met up with them.

We barhopped to Gertrudes just down the beach and had bushwhackers.  There was writing all over the poles and roof… I borrowed a marker and left my own message…

Graffiti

 

BVI_20121114_533_Great_Harbor_webThe sun was starting to fade and it was time for us to move on so we boarded Turquoise Dreams and headed around the point to Great Harbor to settle in for a night of dancing and great mischief… but that’s another story…

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