Peter Island & Fat Hogs Bay
17 November 2009 | The BVI's
Bob, Caribbean Beauty
So we got out of Dodge, that's Nanny Cay, Tortola and powered over to Peter Island; we went around to the ocean side to try and get away from the crowds of charterers; the ocean swell was a bit much so we went back to Little Harbor for the night. A Carib 1500 boat was there and we joined them for drinks and stories. Later that night a squall came through with winds over twenty from exactly the worst direction so it was a bit of a worry-some night. I fired up the generator so we had fans to move the air and we slept well for the balance of the night.
We decided to have a new dodger and bimini made for the boat so we called Doyle Sails to meet the owner and dicuss the project. He was fantastic, he came to Nanny Cay first to talk with us, then took us by car to his loft and then by boat to see one of a possible variation on tops. He gave us the cooks tour of all the harbors east of Road Town, we were flying along in his work boat at thirty knots going from harbor to harbor and learning alot about Tortola long the way. Super service, so this morning we went back to get measured. It's a little like buying a very expensive suit; first the basic measurments then to the extras. This will be nice, a new dodger with much better visibility, a new bimini cover with roll up side panels to either block the wind and rain or block the sun. Great stuff and it's only money.
We spent this afternoon doing just what you would expect young retirees to do in the Virgins. We dinghyied over to a remote beach and just hung out. 82 degree water, no clouds, no waves, a gentle roll of the water to the beach and we just sat and enjoyed life. It's like an advertisement, a man and a woman, with cloths on, darn, in the water doing what they should do when alone on a deserted beach.......................
Tomorrow we will sail around some more and then sail around some more eventually we want to go over to the US Virgins and maybe the Spanish Virgins as well, but for tonight it's another DVD movie, pasta and some very nice red wine. Afterall we have to make someone jealous don't we?
This is what we worked so hard for and travelled so far for. We have landed and we are safe, at peace and getting very tan.