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Tim
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Norman Island BVI Reply with quote

Norman is thought to be the inspiration for Robert Lewis Stephenson’s book “Treasure Island” as pirate treasure was buried there in 1750. It was recovered.

Hiking, cave snorkeling and drinking are the attractions. Pirates Bight and a next-door bar are the only facilities on land. Drinks are pricey although the food is reasonable in contrast. To view the menu, go to piratesbight.com

The fun place is an old boat permanently anchored off shore called “Willy T’s”. It has been said intoxicated women remove their clothing and jump off the top deck. Highly potent drinks start at a reasonable $6.00.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pictures are from January 2017
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirates Bight
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heartbeat the pictures!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pirate's Bight is aptly name because of the abundance of stinging no-see-ums that swarm your head and body on the dock and on the sand! :weird Be sure to have sprayed yourself well. The restaurant is a recent re-build (nice photos, Tim!). It's open-air and right on the beach, so the no-see-ums are still a nuisance, albeit they're quite a bit more stealthy. Watch your ankles! Yes, it's pricey, but good, however service can be very slow and it's quite noisy, especially from the bar which is not blocked off from the restaurant and if there's a giant Jenga tower as a centerpiece of action on the sand. We've been there with and without the Jenga tower, and either way, noisy, crowded and pricey. Tim can comment about more recently, I'm sure.

On our last visit, about a year ago, some fellow shipmates opted for the not-there-before smaller restaurant to the left of Pirate's Bight and raved about it—a surprising gem. Mellow, cozier (more like a romantic) setting, and with a solo jazz singer/guitarist. Smaller menu and better prices. And it's set a little farther back from the beach, which helped re no-see-ums, they said. It looked quite inviting as we walked back to get the dinghy. Next time, we're giving that one a try.

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