The Bomba Shack, Tortola, BVI
March 4th, 2007We are still in the B.V.I.
We are waiting on the arrival of Andrew, Tiffany and Allyssa for a two week stay. Yesterday was the full moon, which in the BVI means that the party is on at the Bomba Shack! Furthermore it was a full lunar eclipse and our last full moon before leaving the BVI so we just had to see what the Bomba experience was all about.
To get to the Bomba Shack we took a taxi up over Zion hill and down the other side to Cappoons Bay. The taxi literally shot up the seemingly vertical side of the hill, crested the top then immediately tilted down about 40 degrees to the bay on the North side of Tortola. We had a pleasant dinner at Sebastian's restaurant on the water and during the meal we periodically got up and walked down the street to check on the eclipse.
The moon slowly turned from white to a faded reddish brown color. After dinner we wandered down the road to the Bomba Shack where things were just getting started.
Along the road enterprising locals were setting up portable bars and farmers markets specializing in mushrooms.
Bomba's is literally a shack, perched on an overhang over the bay, it is held up by numerous hand painted signs and is festooned with
articles of ladies underwear (and some from non-ladies).
When we arrived it was quite quiet with an older crowd of mostly confused cruiseship passengers, looking around for some local color. However they soon left and were replaced by the middle aged crowd that we are now easily confused with :) Later the crowd got decidedly younger, the music got louder and as Zebedee used to say it was time for tea...
By then however our Bomba Punches were making their presence felt and we decided to head back to the boat.
We met fellow
Hylas 49 owners and cruisers Mike and Linda Dawkins at the Bomba Shack.
They have been living aboard for 2 years and have voyages all the
way from San Diego, via the Panama Canal.
Having been inspired by the adventures reported on their website over the past couple of years it was great to meet and chat with them. We hope to see more of them in the islands.
Next.....Andrew & Tiffany's visit to Moonstruck