2012.03.19 – British Virgin Islands

As you may have noticed from the blog, if there’s one thing I have a hard time turning down it’s sailing. So when several friends proposed chartering a catamaran in the Caribbean for a few days I could say little more than “see you there!”

After flight connections through Quito, Panama City, Miami, and St. Thomas the crew met up and boarded a ferry to Tortola to pick up the boat (S/V Anchorless) which would be our home for a little while. Thus began four days of beautiful sailing, peaceful anchorages, delicious meals on-board and off, warm water snorkeling, many an adult beverage, and nearly non-stop smiling and laughter. Thanks for the memories guys!

Captain Tristan plotting our course through paradise.

Captain Tristan plotting our course through paradise.

Picking our way through coral heads to the perfect sandy anchorage.

Picking our way through coral heads to the perfect sandy anchorage.

Moored at the Baths in Virgin Gorda.

Moored at the Baths in Virgin Gorda.

Hiking amongst the boulder-formed labyrinths of the Baths.

Hiking amongst the boulder-formed labyrinths of the Baths.

Someone we should have invited aboard for an afternoon sail enjoying one of the many beaches at the Baths.

Someone we should have invited aboard for an afternoon sail enjoying one of the many beaches at the Baths.

Reflection of boulders.

Reflection of boulders.

Paradise.

Paradise.

Boat's still there, that's a good sign.

Boat's still there, that's a good sign.

Sunset over a secluded Virgin Gorda anchorage.

Sunset over a secluded Virgin Gorda anchorage.

Tristan ready for a rescue should anyone fall overboard.

Tristan ready for a rescue should anyone fall overboard.

Company on the water.

Company on the water.

No sail is complete without having to scale the mast to fix a fouled halyard!

No sail is complete without having to scale the mast to fix a fouled halyard!

More company. Anyone recognize this boat?

More company. Anyone recognize this boat?

Rendezvous with La Forza and crew on Salt Island.

Rendezvous with La Forza and crew on Salt Island.

One of the two salt ponds on Salt Island.

One of the two salt ponds on Salt Island.

Knock, knock!

Knock, knock!

Sea life while snorkeling around the wreck of the HMS Rhone.

Sea life while snorkeling around the wreck of the HMS Rhone.

Looking toward S/V Anchorless anchored off Salt Island near the wreck of the HMS Rhone.

Looking toward S/V Anchorless anchored off Salt Island near the wreck of the HMS Rhone.

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One Response to 2012.03.19 – British Virgin Islands

  1. taryn says:

    Awesome pictures as usual! I love the Knock Knock.

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