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Windancer IV
Windancer IV is a Lagoon 440 cruising catamaran. She is Hull# 001 and was purchased by the MacKenzie family in November, 2005 who took possession in Fort Lauderdale, Florida shortly after Hurricane Wilma. John MacKenzie, delivered the vessel to the B
Peter Island
08/01/2007, Peter Island, BVI

Today started out quietly and calmly. We were in the Nanny Cay Marina, where we had spent the night. We stayed until about 11:30 am, and after a quick breakfast of pancakes, and a shower for some, we were on the road (it's just a phrase) again. We headed to Peter Island right away, and spent most of the day there. We first decided to check out the resort on the beach. Wow. It was unbelievable, and very ritzy. When we walked into the lobby with our snorkeling gear and towels, everyone in there just stared at us like we were aliens. It was actually kind of funny. There was a beautiful pool out the back, with an amazing view. But the beaches were white, an the water was SO blue. So, we hung out in the ocean, and checked out all of the cool little minnows. After that, we hung out on the boat for awhile, and then decided to go snorkeling. Some of us (Sandi) hadn't ever been snorkeling before. So, today was her chance to learn. We took the dingy out to a shallower spot, and then swam out a bit deeper. We saw the most amazing sting rays. The first one was a regular sized ray, but the second was under our boat, and it was huge. However, when we compared the pictures of the two rays, the first one actually looked bigger! Later, we sailed back to Nanny Cay, and we are going to spend the night in the marina again. We'll be leaving early tomorrow, to get a good start to another awesome day!

Cooper Island - Day 3
Meghan
07/01/2007, Machioneel Bay

Today began with a quick bowl of cereal, followed by about an hour of snorkelling. We were in Manchioneel Bay, and we had a great view of everything! Including Cistern Rock, where we went snorkelling. You wouldn't believe all the stuff we saw!! All the colours, the fish, and not to mention the amazing coral and other plants down there! It was like staring at a rainbow, I swear, it was AWESOME!! We saw all different types of fish, even a baracuda and a baby sting ray!! However, the absolute COOLEST thing we saw down there was a spotted eagle ray. It was brown with white sopts, and it had a huge, fat head, and the rest of its body was pretty thin. Id say the enitre thing was about3 or 4 feet across. But its tail!! The tail alone was about 9 feet long!! There were also masive shells, some as big as my head, but they all had little creatures inside, so we put them back. Later, we went to Wreck of the Rhones. The Royal Mail Steamer Rhone was a British vessel that sank in 1867. Today, you can either suba dive or snorkel to look at this underwater wreck. Its very cool, because it crashed into a reef, so its also home to hundreds of fish. You can also, for a very large fee, buy some of the ship. Also, if you want, you can buy some of the treasure from the ship, that has been made into jewlery. After that, we sailed to Nanny Cay, where we will spend the night. We had dinner & swam at one of the local restuarants. We're in a marina, and will leave tomorrow. Great day today!!

The BATHS
07/01/2007, Virgin Gorda

Today, the first thing we did was eat breakfast (bagels and fruit) and then sailed to Marina Cay. I was sad to leave, what I thought, was a truly beautiful spot, but was then informed that this spot, Trellis Bay, was probably the ugliest bay we would be at the entire trip! There were gigantic mountains, with houses on the very tops! It must take hours to get up have there. We also took the dingy to this really cute little island where they supposively have the best conch chowder, but we didn't have a chance to try any. After that, we dropped off Jenny with Bruce, Mar, and Ariel. Later, we traveled to the Baths. One word. WOW. It was UNREAL!! There were these HUMONGOUS rocks that looked like they were there put there by humans instead of being put there by nature. We went snorkeling, and walked though these amazing caves that had these cool little grottos in them. It was SOO cool!! It was unbelievable!! We also had lunch there, in this really nice little restaurant. They also had a freshwater pool, so we went swimming before we ate lunch. After we left the Baths, we sailed downwind to Cooper Island, and we spent the night in Manchioneel Bay. It was a very cute place, and there were tons of trees, and they're all different types!! It's so pretty here. Sigh.

The gangs all here!
John
06/01/2007, Marina Cay, BVI

Well after a very, very, very long travel day, starting before dawn in Buffalo, NY, flight connection through Philly and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

OOPS the LePage's missed their connection in San Juan, PR. Windancer IV was moored at Marina Cay to pick up Rick, Sandi, Meaghan & Ryan and Connor and John took the ferry over to the airport.

No LePage.........

Well they finally joined us at Trellis Bay and life in paradise was good.

We just dropped Bruce, Mar, Ariel and our daught Jennifer off at Marina cay to meet up with their friend Andrew and will meet on Tuesday.
Cheers.

Windancer IV
30/04/2006, Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

Paradise in the BVI!

Windancer IV
John MacKenzie
01/11/2005, Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

Windancer IV is a Lagoon 440 cruising catamarn. She is Hull# 001 and was purchased by the MacKenzie family in November, 2005 who took possesion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida shortly after Hurricane Wilma. John MacKenzie, accompanied by four friends as crew, sailed her to her present location in the Catamaran Company's charter fleet in Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI. Windancer IV is 44' LOA with a 25' 3" beam and a draft of 4' 3".

Windancer IV is fitted with twin 53 HP Yanmar diesel engines and a 11 KW Onan genset.

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