18:30.44N 64:23.88W Mosquito Island
We are slowly making our way to Anegada as soon as
boat planning and internet work is done.
Virgin Gorda's North Sound is a very pleasant hang
Regina often anchores where nobody else does: Espen
is known for loving the shallow. We found a desolate spot
in the shallower channel into the Sound ...and our best private
beach so far.The volcanic rock was perfect for
building a marina: the whole family joined in.
Friends from Jigsaw, who we last saw for skipper
Paul's 50th in Antigua, found us after having just arrived in the
BVI. Everybody is very happy to spend more time together finally. When we
first met in Oejaras, Portugal they were just heading to Madeira and we were
going to Spain. Twins Molly and Kate and our boys enjoyed playing in Lanzarote,
but since then we have been ahead of Jigsaw with our guest and their later than
expected start in the ARC. They deserve the
bravery medal as far as we are concerned (ARC has missed this!) for coming
across the Atlantic after an unfortunate accident on the starting line.
Of course, as real yachtsmen we had to do the
Bitter End Yacht Club. Feels a little less upscale than it was 20 years ago, but
still a very pleasant and popular achorage.
We found a quiet spot across the bay where the kids
could run around on a mangrove beach like their own back garden. The
kids had a first Hoby-Cat sail in light wind with Elin.