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Virgin Islands

Sailing to US Virgin IslandsUS Virgin IslandsWe sailed to the US Virgin Islands on April 1 with Tenace.  We anchored in Lindberg Bay and were surprised to see our friends on Broad Reaching and Goin’ South already anchored.  We had a couple of days there to catch up on their news

Jost Van Dyke BVIAnd then on April 3rd we headed to OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.  Sailing our boat to Jost van Dyke, anchoring in Great Harbour and having dinner at Foxy’s was number one on Richard’s “Bucket List”.  He certainly looks happy having a beer with Douglas, our boat mascot.  We wanted to be there for Friday and Saturday nights hoping to finally meet Foxy.  Unfortunately, he was on vacation (celebrating his knighthood?) but there is always next year… We had a nice meal at Corsairs where Richard discovered a new drink, a “dark and stormy” (dark rum and ginger beer).  On Saturday night with the crew from Lady M I and Tenance joined us for the infamous bar-be-que at Foxy’s .

Saba Rock BVIWe motored and sailed up to Virgin Gorda on April 5th and picked up a mooring ball at Saba Rock.  We were greeted by a turtle as we enjoyed the beauty of the North Sound.  We enjoyed a day here, doing some boat jobs and waiting for Tenace.  We will buddy boat with them for the overnight sail to Sint Marteen.

Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks & CaicosOn February 15th we left West Plana Cay in the Bahamas for an overnight passage to the Turks and Caicos Islands.  We were still buddy boating with Broad Reaching, Goin’ South and Beach House which made the night seem so much shorter when one can call other boaters to chat.  We had to motor all the way but we were treated to a very special sunrise just as we neared Providenciales Island.  Boats need to go between the reefs in early morning to easily see the coral heads. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Because we have a fairly shallow draft (just over 5 feet) we were able to go into a small marina, South Side Marina (on the south side of Provo and hence its name), where we spent several days .  The water colour here is just incredible!

We decided to be tourists and took a snorkelling tour that also taught us how to dive for and clean conch.  They made conch salad for all the guests with the freshly cleaned RAW conch (it is marinated in lime juice to “cook” it)

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Turks & CaicosTurks & CaicosOn February 23rd, it was another overnight sail to get us to Ocean World Marina near Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic..again we were doused by rain squalls cascading down the slopes of the island.