to Virgin Gorda

Thu 28 Jan 2010 01:47
18.27.012n 64.26.013w
Sail to Virgin Gorda. Very lumpy and rolly, a slow sail as we are very conservative with our sail choice at night with gusts. Took down the genoa and motored to avoid a small commercial ship which refused to give way. Lots of cruise ships passing with 1,000s of lights. It's like being overtaken by a block of flats. Arrived having to look for a passage between round rock (which isn't round) and Ginger Island (which isn't ginger - as far as we could tell). With seven islands and more rock than we have seen, we safely negotiated outr way into the Sir Francis Drake channel. A stunning place - you can imagine our Elizabethan fleet here, hiding and waiting to rob Spanish ships.
Here's one that didn't make it!
Although part of the British Virgin Islands, Customs here is proving more difficult than Barbuda!