Awoke to cloudy skies, windy conditions, an angry ocean and one beautiful NCL cruise ship sailing by. We ate breakfast in our unit as it’s still too windy out on the patio. Once finished, Marc said let’s take a chance and drive to Orient beach. So we left, in the rain, hoping the weather on the other side of the island was better. But it wasn’t. I think it was windier there! We sat in the Orient Beach parking lot, read, and people watched for a bit.
Lunch was at Friar’s Bay Beach Club. It was our first visit to this fine establishment, and it probably won’t be our last. Beach chairs were offered to us at half price if drinking/dining there. We declined as we didn’t have our swim suits with us and were only going to stay for lunch. The view from the restaurant is stunning, with beautiful turquoise seas and the island of Anguilla off in the distance. We arrived a little early and were told that our food order would not be taken until noon. Promptly at noon, our order was taken: Beef Tartare, prepared table side, and a Croque Monsieur. Both meals were excellent, served with delicious French fries and a nice salad. Portions were very large, but we ate the whole thing! Cash only, exchange rate of 1 / 1.10. Stuffed to the gills, the two of us “waddled” off the beach to head back to BSV.
That pretty much sums up the day. We relaxed in the pool, did some reading and were way too full to head back out for dinner, so we enjoyed a baked Camembert cheese with baguette slices, meat and fruit out on the patio.
We need to get back to FBBC again. I really enjoyed it there, just have to get up the nerve to brave that road again! We have often done a baked camembert for dinner at BSV, although we usually have it with strawberries and champagne!
Pat, you are correct. We usually experience some rain on island. Not complaining though. Lol. The weather hasn’t been too bad on the Dutch side. The island looks like it needs rain. Just no decent beach time yet. There’s always tomorrow!
I feel bad, sounds like this cloud won't go away!!! We had a few days where we couldn't go to "work" at BSV until 9-10am. But made up for it later!! On those days we've done our own fact finding mission for new places for a "beverage" and an "app". Total recon for those brighter days! I'm praying for great weather here on out for you two!!