The Bight, Norman Island

Steve & Carol
Fri 13 Apr 2012 22:39
Tony and the others left for Culebra in the Spanish Virgin Islands off Puerto Rico and we met up with Mike and Claire on Siga Siga at Green Cay, it was good to catch up and we had a good evening on Innamorata. As the weather was very calm we were able to snorkel the gap between Green cay and Little Jost Van Dyke, what a treat we had our first encounter with a nurse shark, it wasn't very big but was at least 3ft long and didn't seem to mind us being there.
As there are strong north easterly winds due, we decided to try out the Bight on Norman Island 18:19.03N 64:36.88W for shelter from NE, all the bays on Jost Van Dyke are full of buoys with little or no room anchor. We set off with Mike and Claire and managed to anchor in the NE corner in front of the buoys - or so we thought, in the night the wind direction changed and we found ourselves very close to 2 of the boats on buoys, at first light when we could see what we were doing we upped anchor and moved picking up a buoy for a few hours. We decided we would move on to find somewhere more suitable for the next few days strong wind.