Well, we are a little more rested and starting to get into the relaxing atmosphere of the place, the BVI’s truly are gorgeous and a sailors dream as there are so many anchorages, beautiful beaches and cool places to checkout. The “Baths” on Virgin Gorda (yes, translates to Fat Virgin, named by C. Columbus as he thought that is what the island looked like as he sailed by) is truly spectacular, as emerald water laps up in a series of interconnecting caves formed by giant weathered granite boulders. They are well worth a day or two of relaxing in the pools and exploring the caves and passages.
We are getting our boat hauled out of the water tomorrow Friday at Nanny Cay Marina, to fix the couple of dings we got when our anchor dragged and also it would have been necessary anyway to reattach the boots that fill in the gap of our saildrives and haul, as 3 days of surfing at speeds in the teens to get here got them unattached from our haul (also could have been due to the fact that it was around 40F in Newport, RI when we were trying to get the 5200 to cure and dry, not optimal conditions for adhesive application). We e-mailed the builder pictures of the dings and they are all cosmetic, they say, so hopefully as we dig into them they will remain that way. The haul out will also give us a chance to beef up the anchor windlass where it ripped out even more, as it is still not as strong as it should be. With any luck we should only be out of the water a week or so and then back on our merry way of cruising and making progress back towards California.
We staid at Peter Island Last night and they have a wonderful resort and it would be a great place to come and get away from it all with your significant other. I think we are the only single guys or people here for that matter as the place is stunning, the beach white sand and soft and the atmosphere romantic. Everyone seemed to be celebrating a honeymoon or wedding anniversary and we were a bit out of place.
We will try to keep you up to date as to our goings on here as best we can. Ty and I both realize that the last passage took a big tole on us, we would love to get a couple more good sailors to help us out with our further passages or Journey, as a couple of extra hands would be helpful, so give me a call as my cell phone works down here (805)455-7044 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested in doing some ocean sailing.
Everyone take care back home, we miss and love you all and you’re all with us on this on this journey of ours. Cheers- Kyber