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Today We Were A Sailboat Again!
08 April 2014 | Francis Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands
Yesterday we motor sailed over to St John. It was a pretty rough trip. We found a nice calm bay called Rendezvous Bay and anchored for the night all alone. We were surrounded by huge multi-million dollar homes high up on the hills. There was no place to go and it was still pretty rough around us so we didn't get off the boat. We have been lucky enough the past two days to find open Wi-Fi to use since we can no longer use our cell phone’s data plan.
For the past month or so we have been moving east. In this part of the world the wind is almost always coming from the east. That means that the wind has mostly been right on our nose and we haven’t been able to sail at all. Well that changed today. Yesterday we anchored on the south side of St John. Today we are moored on the north east side. We had the most wonderful sail going west and north today. We used our engine to leave the anchorage and to head into the mooring field but the rest of the time we sailed at about six to seven knots. It was great! You can see in the picture above that the water was flowing over our toe rail. Notice the mountains on the horizon in the back of the picture. You can see the boat was really heeled over!
This part of St John is a national park. The moorings are only $15 a night but with Bill’s National Park Senior Pass it only costs us $7.50 a night. We will stay on this mooring for one night and then move over to Leinster Bay, where we hear the snorkeling is even better, for two more nights. We did go snorkeling here today, and even though I still think it was better in the Exumas, it was pretty incredible. There were some of the biggest sea fans I have seen and we saw a lot of really cool fish. It looks like our underwater camera may have broken but we might have a spare somewhere on board if we are lucky.