Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday the 13th and we reached the Bitter End

Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda, that is.

We decided to go for a quick snorkel around the reef at Marin Cay before sailing out. It was pretty good spot but I decided I had had enough after two very, very large rays floated by and underneath us in about 4 feet of water. They were about 4ft wide and 8 ft long from nose to tip of tail! And they were giving us "the eye". OK, your playground, we'll leave.

We changed our plans and did not sail to Anegada since there was a small craft advisory but we didn't stay put, either.

The sail to Virgin Gorda was a route of 11.2 miles (if you didn't have to tack). We were beating to windward. The wind speed ranged from 19 to 27 knots. Duane said the seas were a "solid 3 ft" which became the standing joke for any waves over 6 feet. Let's just say that some of you will understand that I had a few "whoa cowboy" moments. The weather was beautiful.

The Bitter End Yacht Club is very commercial, but located in one of the most for gorgeous locations ever. We had a great lobster dinner at the Saba Rock Restuarant and left this morning.

I will add more pictures when we have a better connection.

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