Little four-mile-long Jost is a sparsely populated barefoot wonderland off the northwest tip of Tortola. New Horizon (284-495-9278; www.jostvandykeferry.com), takes passengers on the 20-minute ride between West End, Tortola and Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke. One-way tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children. Call for the schedule, which includes five round-trips each day.
Once you arrive in Great Harbor, the main settlement, grab a land or water taxi and head for the best beach at White Bay on the southwest end of the island. Three friendly locals - George, Bun and Gregory - are usually at the dock when the ferry arrives. George's Taxi (284-495-9253) and Bun's Taxi (284-495-9281) charge $5 to $7 per person for a car ride to White Bay. Gregory's Brat Water Taxi and Bun's Tequila Sea Taxi charge about the same for a ride over in a motor boat.
You can hike to White Bay in 20 or 30 minutes, but it's a long trek if you're carrying snorkeling equipment and beach gear. However, if you want to try hiking to White Bay, turn left onto the main road in front of the white Customs Building when you walk off the ferry dock.
Some concepts are extremely easy to explain in words, yet
difficult to extract from a database. For example, on a ticket-purchasing
site, its pretty obvious that you need a way to quickly show visitors
current movies in my area. That is certainly an easy concept, but lets
examine what it takes to get that kind of information out of our
Current means we need to be looking in the movie_showtimes table. We might define current
to mean movies starting within a week.
Knowing the showtime isnt enough. We need to get the movie
information, too. A showtime without the movie name isnt very useful.
While were at it, we probably need to know the rating and the length of
the movie as well.
The request in my area means we need to know where the visitor is
and where the movie theatre is. We can use the PL/pgSQL distance procedure miles_between_lat_long that we wrote in Chapter6, but to do so we need data
from the theatres table (the zip code)
and from the zip_codes table (the
latitude and longitude).
Psychoanalysis is a system of thinking inserted into a particular historical niche. Does this mean that now that this piece of history is over, that psychoanalysis is over also? I think the answer to this question lies along the following lines. Freud was a genius and like all geniuses he was rooted in the emotional problem of his time and also in the thought fashion of his time and yet he transcended it. A genius always transcends his contemporaneous time slot.
What has to be done by the successors of a genius is to isolate the transcendent aspect, detach it from its historical time slot and then insert it into the social customs of our own contemporary period. What is necessary is to reach down to the essence of the process and thus to explore carefully to see what psychoanalysis really is. The philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead, said: “It is a well-founded historical generalization, that the last thing to be discovered in any science is what the science is really about” (1958, p. 167).