Passage from Grand Harbour,Jose Van Dyke Island, BVI to St Thomas USVI (with Pic)
Bootlegger of Mann
Sat 21 Feb 2009 22:30
Saturday 21 February 2009
Passage from Grand Harbour, Jose Van Dyke Island, BVI to Charlotte Amelie,
St Thomas, USVI
18::26N 64:44W Grand Harbour, Jose Van Dyke Island, BVI Weather : Fine and
sunny. Wind: E15
07.10 We weighed anchor and departed for Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
some 21.5nm away. Within minutes engine was off and we had all sail
out, doing a SOG of exceeding 8 kts at times. Perfect sailing weather
with flat seas and favourable fresh winds. This is what its all about.
09.45 18:26.494N 64:45.082W F.W.E. Charlotte Amalie Bay, St Thomas,
USVI Time taken: 2hrs 35 minutes.
Went ashore and walked over to Immigration at the ferry terminal.
Initially told by a new face that Visa Waivers were not acceptable for
those visiting on private craft. I explained all that had taken place
to demonstrate that we had done everything in accordance with their
requirements. The guy disappeared and later returned taking us into
the rear office where we were fingerprinted and photographed. Our
passports were again stamped and we were then ‘good to go’.
Visited chandlers where got some ‘fins’ for dinghy. Had lunch in the Crown
Bay Marina. Later browsed shops and had my Rolex refurbished with new
face and fingers. Looks like new. After a few drinks including
Pinacoladas returned to the boat around 18.00. Feeling achie and flushed
again. Took a load of tablets and retired; missing wonderful dinner
Kevin had prepared for us of chicken, roast potatoes, celary and
The pic shows a 'live aboard' boat that has been moored in the harbour
for over seven years ! Aboard live a man and his female partner, a dog
and a cat. In the background is the cruise terminal that processes
many ships like the pictured 'Independence of the Seas'
Engine: 1 hr Gen. 2 hrs