The harbour is well protected from all but the south, and even then it’s not completely open. The hills provide a daunting deterrent for the North Winds. We arrived in Long Bay and set our anchor as near the north-eastern shore as we could get without subjecting ourselves to breathing a constant stream of traffic fumes.
|Bread Pudding... I can't afford too many more days of this!|
The sound grew and I imagined a huge fireball thrown by the gods! Right at our heads!!! Suddenly the boat would tilt violently to starboard… then struggle to right herself... and veer off to port… Then it would be gone. Flat. Calm. For some indeterminate amount of time. For three days.
The first two days were like “snow days”. We let ourselves off the hook with a free pass. We sat around and read books… I delved into the hundreds of Kindle books I’ve been hoarding all summer… Let’s just say that it’s a good thing some of them were free… and leave it at that.
Finally on the fourth day, even though the winds were still very gusty and erratic, we decided that our anchor would indeed hold the boat and we broke our self-imposed incarceration for a grocery run! Once we broke free, we spent the next four days running the island, doing laundry and provisioning.
St. Thomas has a lot to offer and we barely scratched the surface. It was the perfect choice for sheltering from a wayward Norther’. Sticking to my New Year’s Resolution to post shorter stories, please enjoy the rest in pictures.And so are we!!!
|Phoenix II Only 1mil per week...|
|Riding on the Safari Bus!|
|Phoenix II at night!|
|Now that's a clean hull!|
|Ever wonder where the Bat Boat hides out?|
|Disney Ship dwarfs other cruise lines...|
|Finally... the wind is gone!|