Quick Update

Hi All,

Well, a quick update with words. I haven’t really been telling you what’s been happening as much as showing you snippets of what’s going on. Hopefully in the next day or two I can get some time to write some thoughts down as well as to put up more pictures.

Right now, we’ve just had our first guests leave us a couple of days ago. We had such a great time with them and really enjoyed having folks down with us. After seeing them off in a taxi for the airport, we basically went to our previous nights mooring and then headed off for Charlotte Amalie harbor on the island of St Thomas. The reason is that it is one of the largest cities/towns in this part of the Caribbean. This would allow us to settle in one spot where we can ready the ship and crew for some upcoming longer passages. So, we’ve been getting back in the swing of regular school, provisioning groceries for the boat which never stops, as well as fixing stuff that needs attention on the boat. Oh and did I mention laundry. Today I did the equivalent of 15 loads of laundry. We’d been storing up for a bit so it was good to get that done.

We’ve found a pretty great spot to anchor in the harbour where we get to see the cruise ships come in and out each day. Will maybe try and get a photo of that if I can. In case you’re wondering exactly where we are on the planet, don’t forget to go to our Where Is page. It will show you exactly where we are or more specifically where Legend is.

Okay, I’ve got to leave it at that.  We’ll get more caught up tomorrow…. I hope.

Sandy Spit… Sunny…. Tortola…. Not So Much

Rain and Rainbows…

So, even paradise has rain and some other challenges like rolly anchorages.  But, with rain, it does give you some spectacular rainbows.  We’ve seen a number that have been great in the last week.

The Baths Were Crazy Busy…

It doesn’t really show, but there were tons of people at The Baths.  Still didn’t take away from the beauty and it was great to see all the awe strucken faces of people taking the trail through the rocks.

Noah Jumping Off Legend

Correction…. I guess my boys continue to grow….. it is actually Noah jumping not Ethan.

The Baths Basked In Sun…. and Tourists

From time to time we do come across throngs of people and The Baths on this day were no exception.  There was a large cruise ship filled with German and French tourists.  With them and the boaters, it was as busy as I’ve ever seen it.

Shelley and Marie at The Baths

To prove that they are still here and have survived… no plank walking… here are Shelley and Marie at The Baths.

 

Legend At The Baths

We’ve always wanted some nicely framed pictures of Legend at The Baths.  These ended up giving us a shot of only Legend without the other boats there.  The perfect mooring to get.

Ethan Hot Doggin’ It….

Hmmm…. now who was watching him at this point in time?  And, who was taking the picture at the same time.  Let’s just say that my toenails are not painted.

Matthew Kayaking

For a six year old, he has a natural ease with kayaking… especially since the kayak is humongous…

Back in the BVI

Well, we’re back in the BVI and are excited to have our friends Shelley and Marie down.  Caroline went to the USVI to pick them up and escort them back to Road Town harbour in the BVI.  We spent a rolly night at anchor there and then set off for some great snorkelling at a couple of spots including Peter Island.  Peter Island is mostly owned by the head of the Amway corporation.  After a pretty awesome day we headed to The Bight on Norman Island where we spent Saturday night moored next to the Willy T.  Some of you know that being moored next to the Willy T, especially on a Saturday night is like being moored next to a Hard Rock Cafe.  So, we went for a great meal at the Willy T which included fresh Wahoo for me.  Another great day.

Today, we’ll be heading off for more snorkelling, sailing and fun.  And, I’ll try and post some more pictures as I need to get caught up.

More Soon.

 

 

View As We Left The Harbour

We had a great view of 2 Kite Surfers as we left the harbour.  A wonderful send off.