Okay, this is where it’s going to get a little confusing. It is birthday season in the Frazer Family and I did ask you to wish Noah a Happy Birthday. Well, now you get to see the cake that Caroline scrambled together from stuff that she could find. We weren’t completely provisioned at this point to say the least. But, it was gooooood!
And, this is the kind of view that you’d like to have on your birthday. Or, at least, I would. 🙂
The other thing that the Bitter End has is sailing. Now, yes, we can sailing Legend all around the North Sound (a large enclosed bay). But, there is also access to Hobie Cats and Lasers.
On one of the two days we spent at the Bitter End with Jacksons, Ethan, Noah, Kieran and the kids from another family went out with one of the kids camp counsellors for a sail on a Hobie Cat. Fun. And, I believe they learned more about sailing too!
Next we head with the Jacksons to a small island right next door called Sandy Cay. It’s bigger than Sandy Spit and I’ve been trying to get Caroline to have an opportunity to come ashore instead of just looking at it as we pass. This time she was able to…. and she found flora…
And, fauna of a sort. Remember that old song, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.” Well, I’m not sure why Ethan needed to carry Matthew but he did. And, Matthew is not light.
Great shot of Kieran climbing in a tree. Lots of climbing in our adventures.
A little more art…
And, Deb and Kieran climbing up the side of the hill on Sandy Cay.
So, White Bay. It’s the home of the Soggy Dollar Bar which is home to the Painkiller. The Soggy Dollar Bar got it’s name because originally a long time ago, the only people who could get here were sailors. The way that many of them came ashore was to jump in the water and swim. Thus, their money became wet and started a legendary BVI bar.
As you can see, things have changed. Now the bay is very crowded even in this part of the off season. And, the bay is very very shallow. We barely make it in there. It was tricky finding a safe spot to anchor and it became interesting to watch as others came in to the bay through the channel in the reef and then would plunk down in some really inappropriate places including very close to Legend. Anyway, many of the boats were day boats and took off in the afternoon. The swell that we were experiencing also died down….. which….
left smiles on our faces. (A self portrait of Deb and Caroline)
And, also left us with a lovely sunset and a lot more room.
It looks like we’re going to get a lot of great sailing in with the Jacksons which is just great. We do love the sailing in the BVI.
Our next sail will take us to White Bay on Jost Van Dyke. On the way, we get pass by one of our favourite houses again. This time, here’s a shot from a different angle. Definitely a house with some built in exercise.
So, it’s time to set off with the Jacksons, to finish their first day on the water at The Bight at Norman Island.
No time like the present to get everyone working, right Deb?
And, Emma on the bow as look out.
And, our destination… the floating pirate restaurant at the Bight, The William Thornton.
And, this is where I met up with Richard Branson. Yup, he was out for a bit of an afternoon of fun and enjoyment at the Willy T. No entourage, just him. And, no, I didn’t think that I would introduce myself at the bar of the Willy T. Another time and place.