01 March 2011 | Little Harbor, Peter Island, BVI
After the windy raucous night at Key Cay we moved to the Leeward side of Peter Island and tucked into Little Harbor. The bay is deep with a ring of shallow area near shore, so boats go stern to shore and use an anchor at the bow and a stern line to shore. Incoming boats provide free entertainment as it is a bit awkward to get your line to shore. In our case we dropped our anchor and Hunter swam to shore with the line and tied it to a sea grape.
For some reason the little “bait fish”, silversides are attracted to the area under our hull. The tiny fish attract medium sized blue runners and a giant barracuda about 4-5 feet long. The little fish also attract brown pelicans, especially in the afternoons when the low light makes the silver sides easy to spot. The pelicans fly over head and dive just beneath the boat, making a large splash onto the boat and a noise that sound like we just ran into something.