Position 18:26.74N 64:39.05W
Date 1220 – 28 April 2011
A leisurely morning with some swimming and we set off back to the main island of Tortola and Brewer’s Bay. This is
just to the east of Cane
and according to tour pilot book is out of bounds to charter yachts due to the
coral reefs which split it up. Certainly care is required to find the spots
where you can anchor on sand and with adequate depth. We had to ourselves
until late afternoon when a live aboard catamaran arrived, but there was lots
of room so no overcrowding.
It s amazing how quickly fouling grows on the water line. Removing the
same is definitely good aerobic exercise. We now have a clean waterline and
Late afternoon was the opportunity for a walk ashore. The pilot says
there is a camp site which there is – one happy camper, but the overall
air is one of dereliction which has its own particular charm. One bar was open
and this still had its Christmas tree on display.
An interesting sight was this abandoned distillery with the copper
stills in place.
Can you imagine how long they would stay in place in the UK?
We really enjoyed Brewer’s Bay, when we say there were some old
cows on the beach we really mean it.
Back aboard we had a real treat; one of our remaining fillet steaks
“joints” from the freezer. I was even allowed to cook it on the
barbeque and 25 minutes and it was beautifully á point, even if I say so
performed a magic trick and produced a béarnaise sauce and the whole was washed
down with a very acceptable claret.