Rob and Beyzano are now safely secured to a mooring buoy in the USVI having made the 30 mile trip from Virgin Gorda yesterday. What a star 🙂 Not easy to drop the mooring buoy and rush back 45 feet to the wheel before drifting back in the wind onto another boat. Picking up a buoy is even harder, so I’m looking forward to hearing Rob’s story of how he got on. He did say there were plenty of free moorings and he picked one up on the second attempt but I had visions of him having to anchor nearby and row round in the dinghy to tie the boat up but he obviously managed without having to do that.
The next challenge is to sail back to the BVI to meet Mikaela next Monday, so they can start to bring Beyzano south. I am hoping my dad will continue to improve so I can fly to Antigua or Martinique to rejoin the boat and Rob in April.
I am still in the UK but in Portsmouth this weekend visiting friends. It seems amazing to look out of the harbour and recall how we sailed through the entrance in late June last year and are now in the Caribbean. Much warmer 🙂
Last night was the opening for Hardy’s of Haslar, the new restaurant which has taken the place of Landers. Great to see so many familiar faces there and be back at our old ‘home’ marina. The food and wine was good and I am having lunch there tomorrow. Hope everything works out for the new owners and staff in their new venture.
I’ll be back with my dad all next week and then in Newbury for the weekend, staying with our best man Steve. I am 50 on the 26th and it is his birthday the same day, so we’ll be celebrating. Sad not to be with Rob too but it can’t be helped.