Sopers Hole and Treasure Island, Sailing Day 8/10

After a leisurely start to the day, we set sail under a beautiful blue, sunlit sky and steady trade winds over to Sopers Hole.  We picked up a mooring near the main docks and enjoyed lunch aboard while the Caribbean-colored waterfront stretching peacefully before our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Then, into the dinghy and off to explore the Caribbean-colored shops along the waterfront.   … Read More

Slide Presentation: Sailing Distant Oceans – British Virgin Islands

I hope you enjoy this slide presentatin titled “Sailing Distant Oceans: British Virgin Islands” given at the Bonneville School of Sailing & Seamanship’s 2011 Winter Sailing Seminars. The detailed blog of our January trip is done – Click here read about bareboat sailing charter in the British Virgin Islands Bareboat Sailing British Virgin Islands View more presentations from mikeharmer

Cane Garden Bay BVI Day 3/10 cont’d

Cane Garden Bay, on Tortola’s north shore, is among the prettiest of the British Virgin Islands’ bays.  Protected by a large reef, the anchorage is quiet and sprawls out along a beautiful palm-fringed sandy beach.   We arrived about an hour before sunset and picked up a mooring a distance off the shore.  There would be bands playing at night and … Read More

BVI Bareboat Charter Day 2/10

The 44′ boat we’d originally reserved was dismasted during a delivery prior to our arrival, so the charter company gave us a free upgrade to a 50′ Beneteau Cyclades.  With 4 cabins, the 2 couples will have plenty of space! In the morning we receive visits from ICE BVI, who is providing our internet connection on board for the week.  ICE … Read More

BVI Day 9/10

We tried to sleep in, but were already so relaxed from a long wonderful sailing trip and really didn’t need the extra sleep. So we got up, showered at the Marina building, and cleaned our things out of the boat. Here’s a picture of us, with our boat in the background. This was the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever been … Read More

Sandy Cay to Road Town Harbor, BVI Day 8/10

Early this morning we left the mooring and motored a couple hundred yards over to Sandy Cay. Sandy Cay is an uninhabited small island with great snorkeling and picturesque views from a gorgeous anchorage. After dropping anchor, we pulled out the snorkeling gear and headed leisurely towards the beach. We started in about 40 feet of water and followed a … Read More

Fallen Jerusalem and Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor BVI Day 6/10

We got up early this morning to beat everyone to the Baths on Virgin Gorda. We were up at 6:20 and underway before 7am. With a southwesterly blowing, we were able to make the Baths within an hour. Unfortunately, all the moorings were taken! We decided to head west to the next little island, Fallen Jerusalem, where one of the … Read More

North Sound to Marina Cay and Trellis Bay, BVI Day 5/10

This morning we took the Dinghy over to Bitter End Yacht Club and Saba Rock to pick up yacht burgees from each place. We’ve decided to start collecting them from the places we go. As we prepared to leave we were waiting for the fuel dock to clear so we could top off the diesel. There were 3 boats in … Read More

Sailing from Tortola to Bitter End Yacht Club, Day 4/10

My wife was really sunburned yesterday, so we decided to delay visiting the Baths. Instead we set out early for the Bitter End Yacht Club in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. Winds were 15-20 mph this morning, so we motored out of Maya Cove, and when we were about a half mile out from the tip of Beef island, … Read More

Sailing from the Indians to Maya Cove, BVI Day 3/10

The hull portholes have salt water residue on them from being dunked underwater yesterday. I want to clean them off so we can shoot pictures through them. The Beneteau is really nice boat. Very well though out and luxurious inside. Beautiful morning in the Bight at Norman Island. Light winds and lots of sun. I have the greatest dreams sleeping … Read More