Steve & Carol
Mon 16 Dec 2019 19:22
We had a down wind overnight sail with Endless Summer and Wild Iris to Tortola, we were under genoa and mizzen for ease of sail handling, we had a few squalls along the way and were thankful for the cockpit enclosure which protects us from rain coming from behind, we were able to stay nice and dry 😀. As we approached Tortola our arrival coincided with 2 cruise ship arrivals and another wet windy squall. We anchored in the inner harbour, where we have been a few times before, however that was before Irma and now there isn’t really much room, we did anchorage is full of damaged boats from hurricane which are moored 2 or 3 abreast taking up the anchorage, there are also a number of derelict around the edge of the harbour still, we did manage to find a spot for a short stop although we would have been in the way if the big motor yacht on the marina hammer head had wanted to leave .
Steve had gone ashore to check in with Erica and Mark.
Check in didn’t take as long as we thought it might with the ferries and cruise ships in the harbour. Steve returned, we have checked in for a month, as for longer you now have to pay to temporarily import your boat which costs $200.