Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2017 | Page 137

The Bubbly Pool Simply put, this is a special gift from nature - a natural jacuzzi. Such a lovely, invigorating experience and one the whole family can enjoy. Located at the eastern tip of Jost Van Dyke, this bubbly geological wonder is accessed via a trail which takes you through the bushes and past a salt pond to the pool. Although fun, you should excercise caution as the surrounding rocks have been known to break off and cause injury, some of which have been fatal. Photo Credit: Alan Wolf North Shore Shell Museum You’ll find this museum in Carrot Bay. Shells of every type and description are surrounded by sayings and quotes painted on pieces of board strategically placed throughout the eclectic display area, amid lots of other interesting items collected over time by the owner, Egbert. This is not your traditional museum but it comes highly recommended, as a visit there is surely a charming, authentic experience. Photo Credit: Tripadvisor Traveller Wreck of the Chikuzen The Chikuzen was a Korean vessel which sunk 12 miles northwest of Virgin Gorda. Belonging to St. Maarten, it was intentionally set ablaze during a hurricane in 1981 to protect the dock and prevent damage to the island’s harbour. It drifted over to the BVI, threatening Marina Cay but tugs were able to pull the ship away from the islands and it eventually sank. Now, it sits beneath 75 feet of water and is home to a spectacular array of marine life. Photo Credit: Tripadvisor Traveller