We can’t figure out the darn wind. It is supposed to be calm in the early morning and stronger
later in the day. And sometimes it
is. But sometimes it’s not. When you are trying to schedule your
movements around the naps of a 2 year old it gets challenging.
We left St. John for Sopers Hole in the BVI. It was only 5 miles but we
bounced and bumped our way as usual, AGAINST THE WIND. We chartered from Sopers in ’95 so it
was cool to be there again. We
checked in and Glen tried to invoke a smile from the immigrations and customs
people with limited success. C and
I people from all countries seem to have had similar training in being
“challenging.” Anyway, $12.63
later and we were admitted for our short tour. We bought several bottles of Pussers Rum for Glen and an ice
cream sandwich for Jack and then went to the Jolly Roger’s for burgers for
dinner. A perfect day.
Next day we tried again to outsmart the wind and sailed east
to Virgin Gorda and the Baths.
Bounced and bumped and eventually motor-sailed-tacked to the Baths.
After circling the day-mooring balls for a few minutes we scooped one and set
off for the beach and the Baths.
Can’t describe the Baths.
Google them to get a sense.
We played on the beach, traversed the caves and then played on the beach
some more. We had planned to stay
at the nearby marina to get more info about the place. We might leave the Blue Pearl there
this summer for the hurricane season and it seems like a good place.
|Swimming with Momma and Daddy|
After a quick reconoiter, we sailed the 2 miles to Trellis
Bay for the evening. We had a beer
at “Da Loose Mongoose” to get the wifi password and headed back to the boat –
only to find we couldn’t crack the wifi.
How did they spell the password?
Anyway, no wifi. Dang!
|Cane Garden Bay|
|People and Places and Callwoods Rum|
|Still running after 400 years|
We stayed at Cane Garden Bay for a couple of days – enjoying
the beach and the Callwoods Rum.
Check out the lyrics to Jimmy Buffett’s “Manana.” Jackson is loving his swimming and Glen
is loving his rum.
We took off for Sandy Cay, Jost van Dyke. It is about an acre island – the
picture perfect island typical of the Caribbean. Played in the sand, frolicked in the water, harvested
coconuts and then headed to Jost van Dyke to be ready to clear Customs Monday
|Swimming off the boat!|
Glen went ashore to case
out Customs, found them open and was able to clear us out. He checked out Foxies – the crazy
island bar – but it is more suited to people without busy little
two-year-olds. We spent the night
at Little Jost – met a couple from North Vancouver who are impressed with the
BVIs but no so much their charter boat.
Headed back to the USVI,
clearing in at St. John and then to Water Island off Charlotte Amalie.
The Closses leave us on Tuesday morning. We will dinghy them to shore at
Lindberg Bay and walk them to the
airport. After 48 hours of sleep
we will be missing them desperately!
The Baths look incredible!!! May I be so bold as to request a tourist stop for the Virgin Inman's in 2013????ReplyDelete
Happy Sails! Closs Family.
The last photo is so cute, nothing like having your Grandson get into the menu button on the chartplotter and press all the buttons....how cute....I can see your concern and thoughts...OH NO, not THAT BUTTON!!!! Congrats on sharing the dream...ReplyDelete