15 March 2007 | Virgin Gorda
The west side of this dock is the calmer side as the wind tends to come (always comes?) from the east and the seas tend to come (always come?) from the north. The area is pretty sheltered but there's a fair amount of fetch across the sound.
I was happy we were reserved on the west side. Right until we docked. I pulled in bow first but we had to flip the boat around before we left to set up the boarding ramp. Without the ramp my parents weren't going to be able to get Roq on and off the boat and might risk a swim on their own as well.
Stern to the boat was facing the wrong way and as you can see from the photo, the seas got up as soon as we left. When the waves start running the transom slaps and makes a fairly annoying sound with each slap. Unless you have a Hans Christian your boat is going to be much happier facing the wind and seas.
Sorry Mom and Dad...