|That's the BVIs in the middle... We're THAT close!|
I think we disrupted our JD's morning routine.... Bruce and I were up early sitting in the cockpit when we just decided to take off. With no preparation at all we started the engine and began motoring the very short hop around the corner.
JD came up from below looking a little bit rough as he blinked us with a WTF look on his face...
|It's pretty subdued looking in the morning...|
By this time we were all ready for breakfast as we watched the colors on the water go from a deep unassuming blue to the vibrant turquoise that comes with the kiss of the sun.
|Francis Bay to Waterlemon Cay|
|Quick look at the beach.|
We planned an early (read: cooler) hike up the hillside to the Annaberg Plantation ruins.
|JD embracing cruising life!|
|Having JD along to take pics of Bruce and I together is a plus...|
charcoal making exhibit. This was just a pile of dirt last time I was here... today it was smoking and hot. There were men in the shed behind the pile chopping wood and waiting for the charcoal to be ready for removal from the pile.
I don't know what the difference was between this time and our last visit to Waterlemon cay... but the experience was not quite as vivid this time.
This time we cleared into the BVIs at Yost Van Dyke. It was after 3:30 when we arrived so we had to pay an additional fee of $15... but we had already paid the yearly cruising fee so it was still only about $20 to get our 30 day pass.
He went in with me to clear in and then we gave him the honor of taking the yellow quarantine flag down and raising our hand made courtesy flag for the BVIs.
It may seem like a lot from a charterer standpoint, but 11 days isn't much to properly "see" these beautiful islands. But Bruce and I are dedicated to doing our best to show our guest the best of the BVIs, in spite of forecast windy conditions!