BVI Day 10: Rush

Oh god today is one mad rush after another. We’re up with the sun per normal and find Greg and Rob enjoying their morning coffee. We know today is going to be a little bit of a rush. After a quick breakfast we close up all of the hatches (waking up Pam, Tammy and Jana…

BVI Day 9: Salt

Oh man, this is our last real day, and we don’t really have much sailing to go. Today none at all! We’re headed first to Salt Island and then on to Cooper Island for the night which gives us a good point to leave from for the next morning when we return the boat. We’re…

BVI Day 8: Peter

We don’t have any big sail planned for today, we just have to go a few miles from Norman to Peter Island. So this morning Jenn and I take the kayak across the entrance to The Bight to the anchorage on the other side where there are caves we’ve read about in one of our…

BVI Day 7: Norman

Early bird Jenn and I decided today we wanted to use the kayak and paddle our way out to the scenic little Sandy Spit, a nearly entirely sand island off Green Cay at the mouth of the harbor we’re in. We toss the kayak overboard and set out before breakfast. Because of the wind I…

BVI Day 6: Bubbles

I’ve been pretty consistent about waking up each morning around sunrise. Today is no different, though I’m not woken by the light, but by the wind and the clatter of halyards bouncing off masts. The wind is HOWLING pretty good above me. And when the wind blows it often causes mainsail halyards to vibrate like…

BVI Day 5: Anegada

Oh man everyone today is a bit lethargic, it doesn’t help we were kept up late last night by loud music we think was coming from two boats together up on a single mooring. No one really wants to decide what we’re doing. The weather today is better for sailing than tomorrow, and we weigh the…

BVI Day 4: Virgin

Today we’re off to Anegada north of Virgin Gorda. It’s a very different sort of island than the rest of the BVI, it’s a low lying coral reef, while the rest of the islands are steep verdant green islands. This is one of our longest sails of the trip at 15 miles and we’re expecting…