Sailing and boat repairs

Post dated Nov.14 to Nov.26

Norman Island/Jost Van Dyke/Diamond Cay/Cane Garden Bay

I would like  to post more often but  finding a good wifi signal to download pictures is not easy. We are going to  have to find a better way to stay connected… Working on it!  Right now we are at Nanny Cay Marina, the wifi is good, so here is an update to what we have been doing for the last 15 days.

We have been sailing and visiting the islands, some we visited last June, and some for the first time.  We had to detour to a Marina t0 make repairs to one of  the engines, nothing major (break out another thousand)but it has to be done.

The weather for the most part has been great, sunny, nice breezes, and a little cool at night. We had a couple of cloudy days with rain. We have also experienced the “North Swell”, large seas created by weather systems from the North which cause some of the anchorages to get very choppy.

Living on a sailboat is not always beautiful.  I hate the flies & mosquitos, fortunately they are not an issue most of the time. When it rains and we have to close the boat up it can get  very hot. I would love to have an A/C when it rains, and Royce says break out another thousand.  I am still trying to  get use to the short & fast showers … but all of the negatives  go away when we look at the paradise that surrounds us.  It cannot get better than this.  Every night  we lay  on the front of the boat looking at the stars and we fill so blessed and grateful for this experience!

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Sailing to Norman Island from Village Cay Marina, Tortola

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Arriving at The Bight, Norman Island //  The famous Willy T Bar & Restaurant

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Taking  the dinghy to the Caves//Ready to snorkel, nope, I have the mask upside down ha ha ha

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Great place to snorkel.

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Building some arm muscles. Need to stay in shape 🙂

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Sailing to Jost Van Dyke//Lots of Megayachts around, the biggest we have seen, big $$

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Arriving at Great Harbor, Jost Van Dyke//Walking around the Island//Stopping for a beverage at the famous Foxy’s Bar & Restaurant//Cooking in the boat

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Arriving at Diamond Cay, it is so beautiful. We are sure there will be many  other anchorages, but for now this is our favorite one.

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Visit to the Bubbly pool.  The water surges thru the rocks and creates a whirlpool.

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View from the top.

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Beautiful Diamond Cay.

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Dinghy visit to Sandy Spit, gorgeous  small uninhabited island close to Diamond Cay. Ideal for a picnic day.

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We enjoyed watching the surfers at Cane Garden Bay.

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4 thoughts on “Sailing and boat repairs

  1. hermanita,,,,todo se ve tan bonito. El mar es precioso, las vistas maravillosas…me alegro mucho que la esten pasando muy bien…Limpie y cocine que ya voy…love u miss u

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