Our fortnight with Paula and Dennis is half over already but we have made the best of their time here, visiting the famous spots around the BVI and enjoying the amazing water and marine life.
We thought a photo of them hard at work should be included in case their family think they are on holiday!
We spent 4 nights in Gorda Sound before a fast downwind sail to Cane Garden Bay, then on to Long Bay and Little Harbour on Jost van Dyke where we ate ashore at Cynthia’s restaurant called ‘Harris’ Place’. The lobster are kept in a cage underneath a lit gazebo – a very impressive structure.
There is also a dock with electricity but we took one of her moorings. The wind really got up yesterday and waves were crashing into the bay but we held fast all night on the mooring. Sometimes we would prefer to anchor but there just isn’t space anymore with all the moorings they have laid in the bays. We didn’t sleep that much last night, listening to the gusts roaring towards us like a train and the boat lurging from side to side. Not pleasant.
Today we motored around the corner to Great Harbour where the famous ‘Foxy’s Bar’ is. There is a customs office in the police station where we cleared out last time, a bakery selling delicious banana bread and a few bars and shops along the beach. One had a very long winded no smoking sign! No mistaking that message.
Paula and Dennis have now gone scuba diving for the afternoon and Paula is hoping there are no sharks to be seen. Rob and I are sitting in Foxy’s sipping a beer and rum punch whilst we use their very fast internet and get all our emails in order. Still get a lot of spam but less to deal with all the time. I have recently had a flurry of calls and emails about contract roles back in the UK but so far nothing has been tempting enough to go back to work.