Skipper: Kate Cope
Wed 22 Mar 2023 02:06
To celebrate we went off the snorkel the wreck of the RMS Rhone. This is a mail ship that encountered a hurricane in the 1800s and was smashed against the rocks with all souls lost. The wreck is remarkable as you can still clearly see the propeller, prop shaft or mast and other parts of the ship. Of course it’s covered in coral and reef fish as nature reclaims it and we saw a turtle grazing on the algae.
Tonight is the last night of our BVI cruise so we went back to Cooper Island for a last supper. This was the resort where they have now showers and we showered in a bucket last time. We didn’t want to recreate that so we all enjoyed the last of the water and had 3 showers aboard Purple Mist. With all our various shampoos, shower gels and conditioner laid out Claire did say it was a bit like a spa. Her expectations have somewhat reduced after 3 months at sea. We finished off with a face pack to round out the spa experience.
We have now headed back to Nanny Cay on Tortola to start preparing for the next inshore regatta starting Tuesday with a Round the island race. Saoirse has left us moving back to skipper Taz over to the USVI for the St Thomas regatta. We will be joined by Thalita and Sam at the end of the week so we are 4up for the inshore racing.