03 April 2007 | Peter Island
We slept in today after a rough night of bridge. At about 10AM we got motivated and dinghied over to the beach for a visit to the Peter Island Resort.
After pulling the boat up onto the beach and anchoring it securely we ran into Conrad. Conrad is blind and is the last of his family living on the strip of land that separates Great Harbor from the Peter Island Resort. Conrad informed us that his land was private property but for $5 we could cross back and forth once. Reasonable under the circumstances. He told us to pay on the way back as he took a hit of what ever was in the brown paper bag.
So off we went to the resort. We had a nice breakfast overlooking the Sir Francis Drake Channel. The Peter Island Resort is very beautiful. There's a marina in the bay on the west side and a fantastic beach in Deadman's Bay on the east side. Deadman's Bay has palapas, white sand and a more casual beach bar and restaurant. We enjoyed the mid day at the beach and grabbed a smoothie at the bar before heading back.
On the way back to the boat I looked for Conrad but, alas, he was out cold on a bench in front of his house. We left his fee in a tin can he had set up under the no trespassing sign.
We hauled anchor quickly and made our way up to Cooper Island. It was around 15:00 when we left the harbor and this is getting late to find a mooring at Cooping on season. We arrived to a packed mooring field but there were two moorings left. We picked up a ball on the outside and shut down for a relaxing evening after a very satisfying day.