Will that be Visa or…
In yesterday’s post I wrote how we came to find multiple friends at anchor here in the USVIs. Last night we were able to meet up with two more couples who, like other friends of ours, have been here for some time. Why here? Because they are US citizens and have been working, refilling the cruising kitty. The friends that we shared some pizza with last evening (awesome pizza by the way) have all been here for at least a year and a half!
This whole work thing intrigues me. I think it’s the part about money going in to the bank account as opposed to only out of the bank account that is the attractive part, not the work itself. I did a little online digging to find out how a couple of Canadians could get in on this gig. For example, what if we wanted to run a charter boat here? From what I can gather, it doesn’t seem like I would be permitted to captain a US flagged boat in US waters, not being a US citizen. I could captain a foreign-flagged boat but in order to do so, I’d need to obtain a C1/D visa. What’s involved with getting one? It sounds like quite an extensive process. Have I mentioned how much I hate paperwork? If you’re gone through this process, please share your experiences.
Yesterday, along with our friends Shane and Steve, we hiked around historic Hassel Island. In less than an hour we plan to raise anchor and head to St. John, hopefully to do some more exploring. Perhaps that will get my mind off the whole making-money thing. 🙂
Charlotte Amalie Harbor. We’re in there somewhere.
The Shane’s-eye view.
Wasn’t that nice of them to leave this pole there for Rebecca to play on?
Someone other than us hamming it up.
More playground equipment.🙂