Barada moored Feb-July 18 30.19N 64 21.67W N.Sound Virgin Gorda

Paul Downie
Wed 22 Jul 2009 19:22
I returned Thurs 16 July to find Barada in good fettle.  I sailed to Trellis Bay to meet Rosie at Beef Island Airport.  Weather good but hot on arrival, but few days later a tropical front descended on us which caused havoc with the internal Caribbean flights and Rosie was very lucky to take the last seat on the last flight of the day from Antigua to Tortola (although this flight was already 25 hrs late)!
We have had to revise our plans of sailing down to Antigua due to the strong winds and the timescale we are working within - I have decided to leave Barada at Road Town boatyard. We have experienced very strong winds at night and heavy occasional showers, but now the weather has settled a bit with blue skies.  We intend to spend the next few days cruising around the islands and enjoying the sea and sailing.