Hard to believe another week has passed. We have bounced around locations a bit, finally had some of the wonderful weather we had hoped for, and enjoyed some time with good friends.
After leaving Great Harbor, we headed to Diamond Cay on the east end of JVD. First stop was a hike to the Bubbly Pool. Not very bubbly when we visited, but a good chance for a natural jacuzzi.
Just outside Diamond Cay is Sandy Cay, a beautiful 14 acre island with 3 different ecological zones. We hiked from beach to mangrove swap to volcanic headlands all within a 30 minute walk.
The next day we headed to Cane Garden Bay on Tortola. Of course the nasty weather came back and we sailed through a bit of a squall. But the beach was as beautiful as ever. Conch and Mahi-Mahi for dinner.
We filled up on water and did a bit of laundry in Cane Garden, and then we were off to Sopers Hole. Breezy but sunny, so we got a nice sail down the coast. The village is beautiful – all Caribbean colors. We met up with our friends Beth and Art for dinner. Omar’s has the best (only) Indian food on Tortola. And only 200 feet from our mooring ball!
Saturday morning, we were joined onboard by our friends Sue and Chuck. Not all their luggage joined us, but eventually one bag was there, new clothes were purchased, provisions were provisioned and we departed towards Jost Van Dyke under cloudy skies (a recurring theme in case you hadn’t noticed). We enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Tipsy Shark, some more time on Sandy Key, a walk in a monsoon to White Bay, and our first Super Bowl on a boat. Our big 9 inch iPad screen was perfect for the big game.
Monday morning we woke up early to clear skies and light winds. Perfect for tacking upwind to Norman Island. Time for snorkeling at the Indians! We enjoyed dinner on the beach with all our friends.