Not only do we have an excellent captain to help us sail “Babe” and navigate around the Caribbean islands, but he knows some locals in these parts too! Alex Ewald owns and operates an incredible restaurant in St. John called “La Tapa Restaurant.” http://www.latapastjohn.com. It’s a gorgeous little spot right in town on Cruz Bay – somewhere between a small French villa and a charming, rustic sea chalet. We took our trusty dinghy there several nights ago and ate a wonderful meal. And we even got to say hello to Alex. She was cooking that evening.
Today, my boyfriend went off scuba diving on the local reefs close to our mooring and the Captain and I went into town to see Alex. She showed us the parts of the island which tourists don’t normally see. Mainly because the bay she lives on is a dead end, not a pass where tourists would normally drive through. By the way, the islanders on St. Thomas and St. John are slightly confused about driving. They drive American cars, with the wheel on the left of the car, yet on British roads, driving on the left hand side. So passing on the right is not recommended. Driving generally, is not recommended.