It's Almost Christmas
23 December 2009 | Trellis Bay, Tortola, BVI
Bob, We're on a roll, great sailing, beautiful weather
We're back in Trellis Bay awaiting the arrival of my Mom later this afternoon. Laura arrived last Friday and is now fully decompressed, tanned and totally enjoying her time in paradise.
I've been noticing a dramatic increase in the number of mega yachts, they are everywhere; everywhere. We left Deadmans Bay this morning for the sail to Trellis Bay and there were five mega yachts anchored in this little bay. Laura loved the beach so we stayed there for a couple of nights.
The picture above comes from our trip over to Anegada a coral island some 12 miles north of Virgin Gorda. We spent a day at Cow Wreck beach with some folks from North Carolina. Cow Wreck beach is on the north side of the island and is protected by a barrier reef, the third largest in the world, wow! Anegada is also the home of the famous flamingos and we were able to talk our taxi driver to take the northern route back giving us the chance to see them. They were there but on the otherside of the salt pond so they looked like tiny pink dots. Oh well!!
We spent time once again a Leverick Bay and this time we timed it right to join in the fun of the Jumpies. Locals who dance on stilts. You will see some of them in the pictures I intend to upload shortly.
So Great Grandma arrives today with Diane, Billy, Jake and Dylan coming in on Saturday. We'll use Nanny Cay as our home base and make day trips to various bays and beaches. I'm told that Foxy's on Jost Van Dyle is the third most recommended place to spend on New Years, in THE WORLD!! Can you believe that? One fellow told me that there might be as many as 10,000 to 12,000 people celebrating the New Year. We just might be numbers 12,001 through 12,008, ha! ha!
We bought some Christmas lights and yesterday Laura and I hung on the arch at the back of the boat, others are decorating their boats as well.
So much is happening, we are so very fortunate and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas.... Deck the hulls, a play on words, with boughs of holly....