Two Nights At Leverick Bay
10 May 2014 | Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
The rally schedule had us moving over to Leverick Bay, a twenty minute motor boat ride, for a couple of shows at the outside beach bar. Actually every restaurant and bar in the British Virgin Islands is outside. They all have some sort of cover but every table is basically outside. That was fine for the majority of the time we have been here but sometime in the past week the weather seems to have changed. First it got much hotter than we remember it being either here on in the Bahamas. Second, there is a lot more rain now than we have seen in a very long time.
Thursday morning we moved over to Leverick Bay and took a mooring. We soon found out that instead of the Salty Dawg discount of $20 mooring fees it would now be $25. The five dollars more is no big deal but we would be there for two nights and $50 sounded like a lot more than $40. We prefer to eat our money rather than pay for moorings when it is possible to anchor. So we dropped the mooring and moved not that far away and set our anchor.
Thursday evening we went to the Jumbies Beach Bar and watched the last Michael Beans show of the season. We had not heard of him before but it turned out to be a lot of fun. He is basically a one man band, singer, songwriter, a Jimmy Buffett want-to-be. The weather wasn't great, and of course it was outside. It rained during the show but that didn't make it any less entertaining. The most entertaining part had to be the conch blowing contest at the end. Bill had never really tried to blow a conch shell before but during the practice run he tried it and he actually did very well. Well enough to enter the contest! He didn't win but he did have a good showing. Now we need to get a shell for him to practice on for next time.
Friday was also not a great weather day but it didn't actually rain. Most of the Salty Dawgs decided to go back to the Bitter End Yacht Club where the moorings are free for us and the water a bit calmer. Friday night was the barbecue and the Moko Jumbies performance. We had never seen the Moko Jumbies and we decided to stay. We already knew we wouldn't go to the barbecue. It was very expensive, $38 a person, and most of the food wasn't high on Bill's favorite list. We got there in time for the live music. We were joined by the crew of Chill who are also going back to Annapolis with the Salty Dawgs. Soon the Moko Jumbies came out. They were eight young people who have amazing dance and balance skills on very high stilts. We are standing in front of them in the picture above. We have posted a video of their performance. We are so glad we stayed to see them!
Now we are back at the Bitter End Yacht Club and it is pouring. It has been most of the day and I think it will for the next couple of days. At least we managed to get some things done on the boat before we leave for home next week.