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Hull Bay, Dorthea Bay and Sangrias – St. Thomas 2015

Good morning from Point Pleasant

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 – Day 24 of 36 This beautiful Thursday morning was another work day for me. The girls did their normal routine of watching people open up chocolate surprise eggs on YouTube while I worked and Tiffany kept them from killing each other or themselves.

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Beautiful Water Bay from our balcony.

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Sissy wearing Tiff’s flip-flops.

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Bug watching YouTube on the couch.

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“Don’t look at me dad!”

Checking out Hull Bay Beach

For my lunch break, I didn’t really feel like packing up beach gear or going to a restaurant, so I suggested that we run out to the far north side of St. Thomas and check out a couple beaches. The first beach we went to was Hull Bay Beach. This beach has a boat slip, and has rougher water than some of the other beaches. It is home to the Hull Bay Hideaway restaurant and bar. We didn’t stay very long because it was a far drive back to the condo and we still wanted to try to get to Dorthea Beach before heading back home.

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The girls having fun on the Hull Bay boat slip.

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Staying out of the waves.

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A view of the beach.

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The other side has more rocks.

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Inner Brass and Outer Brass islands.

Dorothea Beach

Dorthea Beach was much more difficult to find. The roads in this area are absolutely terrible, especially in a Toyota Corolla. Somehow, we missed the turn and went past the entrance to Dorthea. We turned around on a steep hill while a traffic jam built up behind us out of nowhere. Seriously, you won’t see a car for 10 minutes, but as soon as you get lost or have to turn around, the cars come from every direction and stare at you impatiently or honk at you as if you could magically just get out of their way.

After turning around, we stopped and asked someone how to get to the beach. He said just keep going straight and you will run right into it. Somehow, we missed the turn, turned around, and now we were on the right road. Tiff and I were confused to say the least, but hey, we made it to Dorthea Beach.

This beach is very rough and is lined with huge chunks of coral and lots of rock. There is a little apartment community just off the beach and there are resident horses on the property. We walked out to the beach to take a look when all of a sudden a huge dog came running up to us. Nothing like being on the remote side of St. Thomas and having a massive, seemingly agitated dog trying to sniff your toddler daughters. It wasn’t very exciting. Soon after, an ankle-biter and the big dog’s big companion also came up to check us out. We decided it was best to get out of there before they all got too excited and started biting us.

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A very rough beach.

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Lots of coral chunks and rocks on this beach.

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Still very beautiful.

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Trying to avoid the obnoxious dog.

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Inner and Outer Brass islands.

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The far shore is very rocky.

Driving along the north side of St. Thomas

The drive back from Dorthea was very nice. The road goes up to the top of the island so you can see a good portion of the islands to the northeast. We also went by Drake’s Seat to snap a few pictures of beautiful Magens Bay Beach. Unfortunately for the beachgoers, we could tell that it was a cloudy day down on the beach.

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Hard to tell in the photo how steep this road is.

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Magens Bay and Hans Lollik Island.

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Hans Lollik Island, Jost Van Dyke, and Tortola.

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Mahogany Run (the white houses).

Sangrias Beachside Bistro for Happy Hour

For tonight’s happy hour dinner, we decided to head to Cowpet Bay to Sangrias Beachside Bistro at the Elysian. We’d been there once before, but got pretty bit up, so we wanted to try it out again without all the itching.

This visit was much better than the last. The girls got coloring sheets and crayons to keep them busy. Tiff got Sangria and I tried the Virgin Islands Summer Ale. We were able to get a bowl of fruit for the girls, and Tiff and I shared a couple of appetizers, buffalo chicken bites and loaded cheese fries.

After dinner, we walked down to the beach and were shocked by how many stars we could see tonight. Since there aren’t many lights out over Cowpet Bay, the stars were out in full force. It reminded me of a night back on Norman Island on our BVI sailboat charter – almost breathtaking. We snapped a quick photo of the girls and called it a night.

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View from our condo before dinner.

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Bug ordering her meal.

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Bug and Sissy coloring away.

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Tiff’s sangria and my Island Summer Ale beer.

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We got a bowl of fruit for the girls.

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Sissy chowed it down.

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Bug ate some fruit too.

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Sissy looks like she has flames in her hands (tiki torches behind her).

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Boneless buffalo wings and loaded fries!

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Having fun coloring.

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Sisters on Cowpet Bay Beach!

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Playing “car” back at our condo.

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