While cruising to Anegada from the Bitter End, the Natural Mystic had her best sail since arriving in the BVI. With help from our new friends; the crew of the Chippewa, we were blasting along at 19 knots with more people and supplies then we’ve ever had aboard. Once we arrived, we loaded our gear on the party bus and the posse was off to Cow Wreck Beach to tear it up. While Kyber, Sandor and Ty kited out of range of my lens, I took the opportunity to learn Aussi rules football from Naiomi from down under. Once we got a game started, I was playing like I was juiced on ‘roids much like the football scene in “Wedding Crashers”. Sorry Lars, I got carried away.
The next day the winds were light so we got the biker gang together for some more moto-madness. The best way to explore Anegada is by 2 stroke on two wheels… mmmmm, the smell of pre-mix exhaust takes me back.
We explored the island and hunted for remote beaches. I found a small buoy while running on the beach so I brought it back to the crew. We entertained ourselves by inventing “Buoyball”. It’s kinda a mix between hot potato and hacky sack. After gametime was over, we headed to The Settlement on the other side of the island to checkout the Anegada iguanas. It was a little dissapointing due to the fact that most of them had recently been released.
We anchored for the first time since our bumper-boat, anchor dragging fiasco without any drama which was a huge relief. We spent two days there kiting and relaxing before heading to Soper’s Hole. That night we ate at Pussers Landing which we dubbed “home of the BVI’s worst service”. We then went over to the Jolly Roger to checkout a local band and watch drunken women fall off the dance floor.
The next day’s light winds brought rain. The group decided to motor to Norman Island, home of the infamous Willy T. We checked out a great spot to dive called The Indians and had a look at the caves before we headed to land. The whole crew went for a hike to explore the land that was the setting for “Treasure Island”. It’s really rugged there and it would be rough to survive there on your own.
After our hike we went to “Pirates” to watch Nascar and play giant versions of Connect 4 and Jenga. Once the sun went down, the party animals came out and the Willy T was the zoo that housed them. After we closed down the floating bar we headed back to the Natty M where a heated food fight ensued. Ty and Sandor launched everything from apples to tamarinds turning the Natty M to a scene from “Animal House”.
Once we recouped, we headed back to Nanny Cay so that Lars could return his rental gear. Sandor and Lars had an early flight the next morning back to the States so we chilled out to unwind from 10 days of debauchery. We were sad to see them go after having such a great time. Thanks so much for coming guys, we all had a blast.
We are still docked in Nanny Cay which has become our home in the BVI’s. Today we began the arduous task of replacing the worn out trampoline that I had the misfortune of falling through. Ty is retiring from the mission and flying back to San Diego, so it looks like it’s going to be just Kyber and I. This ship will be quite a handful for the two of us, so we’re actively recruiting another 1st mate. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.