Published: July 11th 2012July 11th 2012
Spent 8 days in the BVI waters this time around. This may be our last trip here before we head to Puerto Rico for Christmas and move the boat a little further north. It was beautiful weather in the mid 80s with great winds.
We left Penns Landing the afternoon we arrived and spent the night at Marina Cay as a close stop over and to fill up on gas and water (recommended by Bob the previous owner). The girls were incredibly tired and grumpy and we spent way too much on dinner at Pussers. After this we vowed to eat cheap.
We headed out to Spanish town the next morning in search of propane as we discovered our tanks were empty-while trying to make coffee (and the mean lady at the airport confiscated my mini propane canisters and lighters).
We provisioned at Spanish Town and then headed around the Sound to the North Sound and set anchor close to the Bitter End. It was a great few days and we kayaked, ate conch ceviche (home made) and swam a lot.
After 2 days of relaxing, we headed out to Anegada. It was only 3 hour sail
and we set anchor off the main dock area. The anchor has been holding well and making for great sleeping. we went to shore and admired the v pretty and tasty but overpriced lobsters. We considered sending in Sofi at night to snatch a few. We headed out to Cow Wreck Beach the next morning via taxi ride. It was a deserted beach with a great little bar and mini hotel. By the afternoon more people arrived, but it was still uncrowded. The sun was strong and we headed back to the boat. We spent a few days at anchor and then headed back to the main islands. After a quick stop in Trellis Bay to provision on Rotis at the Roti Hut, and be verbally abused by the cranky English man at the coffee shop, we headed off to Monkey Bay.
Monkey Bay is now our new favority spot, granted we havent sailed in many places, so pretty much every spot becomes our new favorite, best anchorage ever. But this place was nice. we anchored and were the only boat in the bay. A Catamaran joined us for an hour but then left to go join his fellow
Cat over the other side of the bay. Maybe the naked children on board scared them away! We hit the beach, which is always the first move once we determine that the boat doesnt appear to be moving its anchor too badly. We kayaked in and spent the evening on the beach with a dinner of Roti and mango chutney.
There are more photos below