Its off the charterers radar as they just want to head out of St Thomas to either St John or into the BVIs. Charlotte Amalie was good for a few days and is alive with Christmas festivities and cruise ships (which means lots of tourists), Christmas Cove is full with everyone hiding out from these winds and Water island is packed with liveaboards.
After provisioning up we made our way over through a number of squalls and pretty strong winds. Yes we were determined to get away and shhhh don’t tell anyone but its calm (not rolly like Charlotte Amalie). We are entertained by the Pelicans dive bombing for food near our private beach opposite the boat.
At the main beach here a small entrance fee is collected if arriving by land for the upkeep of the main beach. Perfect, we can go ashore on our kayaks and enjoy this bay. A little bit of R&R. Unfortunately the winds are around for a while so we will sit tight and enjoy this nice bay.
The bay was great to go for a kayak around or to the main beach for some exercise. During the morning ALOT of cruise ship people descended on the beach but by about 3pm the beach was empty again. Great anchoring spot with no one about. Very relaxing.
We left Magden Bay and came around the busy northern coast of St Thomas passing by some pretty big homes with stairways down the cliff face.