Our overnight passage from Prickly Pear Cays to Virgin Gorda was completed
successfully John was on watch from 9.00 pm to 12.00 am, I then took over
until 3.00 am, Joe and Clair were on watch from 3.00 am to 6.00 am when it was
John's turn again. We arrived in the BVI around 9.00 am. Winds were
steady from astern all night and fairly light so we were able to fly the
parasailor all the way. There were plenty of other boats about in the
night so we were kept busy keeping a look out.
Arriving in the British Virgin Islands.
John had arranged a berth for the night in the marina at Spanish Town,
Virgin Gorda. The entrance to the marina is quite disconcerting as the
entrance channel runs in a narrow strip between the swell breaking on a reef and
the beach. It did feel counter-intuitive to go beyond the breaking waves,
but we made it safely to the other side. Inside, the marina was very
peaceful, but also incredibly hot!
Whilst in the marina we took the opportunity to do some repairs.
The glue holding the floor into the dinghy had perished once again, but Joe and
John did a marvellous repair job whilst also making friends with every American
man who passed them by on the pontoon. In a British marina nothing would
have been said, but here everyone passing wanted to know what had happened and
had some suggestions for the repair! John also spent ages up the mast replacing
the blown bulbs.