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On the way, you pass along the South side of the island, and past industrial areas...

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It's a very scenic ride over, passing between Tortola and St John... There are several other smaller islands along the way.

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After a while, you come to the far West end of Tortola and turn North, heading straight towards JVD... You can see White Bay wayyy off in the distance...IMG_20191205_102422.thumb.jpg.1be41120a65d8cf60ad9debc9479e93b.jpg

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As we got closer, you could see two other small cruise ships anchored in the bay. This is the first time I've ever seen this, it's usually just catamarans and sailboats.

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Pretty soon, White Bay came into view...

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And, we're getting really close now. You can get pretty close to shore, but you still have to walk through the water to get on the beach. That's where the Soggy Dollar got it's name...

 

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We interrupt this broadcast for our current position, pulling out of the bay at Road Town... One of the most scenic sail aways ever...

 

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They still had the star by Veuve Clicquot, so I ordered a bottle here at Ocean Blue... He tried to steer me towards something else, but I just pointed to the star on the menu... I guess they haven't gotten around to reprinting them yet...

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I just saw a couple of orders of the regular shrimp cocktail go by, and they were about 80% as big as the upcharge ones...

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We ordered a couple of painkillers... Spoiler alert: they were better than the ones we would have later on at the Soggy Dollar...

 

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We have done this excursion twice with NCL a while back. It was awesome. Back when we did it the excursion was 6 hours with at least 4 hours on the beach. How much time do you get now on the beach?

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For whatever reason, the entire text that I just spent ten minutes writing disappeared... Here's a couple of giant lobsters that a guy brought out... Little did they know that they were about to become lunch...

 

And, the bottom photo. One of the only places where it's perfectly acceptable to be barefoot...

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Back to Ocean Blue... Ciopino... (Seafood soup)

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Lobster macaroni and cheese...

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And, Brussels sprouts.

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While this was uploading, I had a chance to taste some of the items... I'm going to be honest with you. There were two pretty large chunks of lobster in the ciopino, but they were so tough that I just chewed on them for a minute then spit them out in my napkin... Just an observation. The broth itself is spectacular...

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Only a few very small morsels of lobster in the mac and cheese...

 

Edit to add: I found a bigger chunk, but it was as tough as the ciopino...

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1 hour ago, sid_9169 said:

For whatever reason, the entire text that I just spent ten minutes writing disappeared... Here's a couple of giant lobsters that a guy brought out... Little did they know that they were about to become lunch...

 

And, the bottom photo. One of the only places where it's perfectly acceptable to be barefoot...

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still not okay

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