24 Nov - Passage to BVIs: 1800(local) update
Escapade of Rame
Richard & Julie Farrington
Sat 24 Nov 2018 22:33
Today was our last full day at sea before our expected arrival in the British Virgin Islands early tomorrow morning.
The wind has remained obstinately in the south and whilst we spent the first part of the day patiently tacking upwind, our progress slowed as the wind died and we are now using the ‘iron topsail’ to push the last 75 miles to the north entrance of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Still, glorious sunshine and smoother seas are a reasonable trade-off and we caught a 4lb Spanish Mackerel to boost our fish stocks awaiting the frying pan!
We will probably spend tomorrow anchored off Virgin Gorda before clearing Customs on Monday morning, when we’ll find a marina berth somewhere for a couple of days to do some maintenance and sort ourselves out. Hopefully the replacement generator alternator will arrive during the week.
Richard & Julie