There are worse ways to spend one's birthday. I was blessed to spend mine - a few days back - with some lovely people, taking in sights of the southeast corner of the island. After a quick visit to the orphanage, we toured Black River and then stopped for lunch at Jack Sprat, the best place for pizza on the island. Then it was off to Frenchman's Cove to hire a boat for a run out to the infamous Pelican Bar, which sits on a sandbar about 1 km off the coast. What a lucky guy I am.