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03/15/2010

This is my first time in the BVI's. I know most of you have chartered here at one time or another, so you all know the place pretty good.
I visited "The Baths" today..... ok kinda cool... but packed with charters, cruise ship people etc.... reminded me of NYC.

Tomorrow the plan is to sail up to the North Sound and visit the Bitter End YC and then probably over to Normand Island on Wednesday

If anyone as any suggestions of MUST SEE things. Let me know.
Foxeys, The Willie T....

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03/15/2010 | Anegada guy
Anegada.
Forget Foxys and WillyT unless you enjoy watching drunks and listening to deafening noise.
03/15/2010 | thomas
We loved cooper island. i have heard that the beach bar that used to be there is gone and that there is a "new and improved" one...which is sad
03/15/2010 | Juli Thompson
We just sailed for 2 months in the BVIs on our boat. Would recommend going to Little Jost Van Dyke and Sandy Spit which tend to be less manic (go to the Bubbling Pool!). Really liked Cooper Island, especially snorkelling near the rocks at the west of the mooring field. Also, would definately recommend Anegada - just research the maps before you go as our GPS was incorrect. In North Sound, Leverick Bay is worth a visit - a lovely caribbean buffet on Friday nights and happy hour every day from 5PM.
Passage Note 3
03/14/2010, Virgin Gorda

I got here at 8:10.. anchor down. Long night for sure.
I got the boat shipshape and promptly fell asleep (for an hour). I took the dinghy in to the harbour to check in. Yikes, of all the islands I have had to check in to, this is one expensive place. Right up there with Bermuda. Must have something to do with being British.... which reminds me, Antigua was the same way.
As the day progressed and and more boats came in, I figured out why there are no American boats down south... they are all here.
Rested up most of Sunday. I guess I am not as young and able as i used to be to do long solo overnight passages.
But I am here, safe and sound (well as sound as I ever was).
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Passage Note 1
03/14/2010, Anegada Passage

Kind of cool out here. I am about a third of the way across the Anegada Passage between Virgin Gorda and St Maatin. I believe that there are 4 other sailboats out here besides me tonight heading for Virgin Gorda (which means Fat Virgin - Columbus named it). There's a bunch of boat traffic. Between the AIS and the radar I am dodging ships left and right. No moon tonight. No clouds and the stars are lit up like a planetarium.
Southern Cross blasting on the stereo.
It's Ok
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