Passage: Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, BVI to Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas,USVI via Cruz Bay, St John, USVI
Bootlegger of Mann
Wed 18 Feb 2009 23:30
Wednesday, 18th February 2009
Passage: Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, BVI to Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas,
USVI via Cruz Bay, St John, USVI
Weather: Cloudy with forecast of rain and squawls Wind: N 15-20 kts DTG
11.8 nm to St John and 22.3nm in all to St Thomas.
18:23.855N 64:38.15W Nanny Cay Marina After taking on another 245 litres
of diesel and outboard fuel at Fuel Dock made for open sea. With the wind
coming from the north we flew Genny and Mizzen on a broad reach. We sailed
and motor sailed in the lulls. My gout is giving me hell today in left
foot. Need to get some tablets.
14.30 18:19.91N 64:47.77 Arrived Cruz Bay, St John’s. No space with
sufficient depth to anchor. Close to running aground. Had been decided to
‘Clear In’ here rather than St Thomas as is a) nearer and b) quieter.
Pity. Hey ho, its off to Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. Worry is that we may
not get there before Immigration closure at 16.30.
15:30 18:17.92N 64:52.43W Weather: overcast with threat of rain. Now in
Lee of St Thomas so sheltered from the strengthening northerly winds and
16.30 18:20.324N 64:55.89W Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas; USVI anchorage.
F.W.E. after dropping hook in good holding ground. Three cruise liners in
including the Walt Disney where the ship’s horn plays the opening bars of
‘When you wish upon a star’ !!!
17.00 Welcomed aboard recently married David and Jacqui Pemberton from the
SM2000 ‘Jakster’ .which they recently purchased in Florida. They are
sailing down the islands before embarking on a circumnavigation, partially
inspired by Ed & Annette Steele of SM 2000 ‘Doodlebug’ who they came
across whilst on a diving holiday in Egypt. David had been very impressed
by Ed’s story of his circumnavigation up to that point and by the Amel
which he was equally impressed with after a tour of the boat. Never having
owned his own boat David has done various yacht deliveries in Rassies etc.
Told them we had met Ed & Annette while in the Saintes and that they were
in the area working their way back to Florida.
Unable to ‘Clear In’ as office closed at 16.30 hrs. So, it’s stay aboard
Did fry up followed by caramel biscuit base fruit mix tpped with ice cream
And cream topped with maple syrup.
Watched movie – ‘Enemy at the Gate’