Position 18:27.31N 64:26.22W
Date 1100 – 18 April 2011
Last night Rob and Sheila hosted a very convivial sundown party for
Highland Fling, David and Margaret, Rainmaker, John
and Laura, and ourselves all who had made the passage arriving in the early
magiced a goat’s cheese flan out of the freezer when we returned which
showed a degree of forethought and planning.
We definitely caught a weather window sailing here as the wind has now
gone very light and had we left it a day we would have been into motoring the
80 miles from St Martin.
An 8 mile motor around Virgin Gorda took us to the main centre of Spanish Town
where we anchored off and dinghy’d in to the Virgin Gorda
marina, to grapple with customs and immigration. The BVI authorities are definitely
not to be taken lightly and they produced three different forms to fill in.
cost $1 for the forms, but other than that and the usual “charm” to
appears to go with the job we cleared without problems; $21 for the clearance and
Harbour whilst small has
a good fuel dock and a good supermarket on site. There is also apparently the
ability to fill LPG bottles, ask the taxi drive for “Hawk”. We
will therefore probably use the marina as a point of departure for Bermuda as we can fill up and clear out all at the same