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A second time in Norman

15 February 2018 | Norman Island BVI
We sailed today back to Norman for a night. It was a great sail over with the wind on our beam. It was a lively sail and we reached the bight in a few hours. We’ve seen loads of boats in the harbors but not many out sailing.
We found a mooring close to the island, hoping to block the wind a bit and keep us from rocking and rolling. The boat has been very comfortable and we have slept quite well. I haven’t noticed excessive rolling but we do have a troll in our berth. It sounds like someone left a bottle between the hull and the cabin wall when they built the boat. When we rock it knocks. We’ve looked all over but had no luck in finding anything. The boat has an interesting layout in that there are two heads but neither of them on en-suite. Each is fully equipped with a integral shower, but the boat has a third gigantic stand alone shower on the starboard side. It’s an amazing size shower for any boat and on a 38 ft, mind boggling. It certainly has been a great not having to do contortions to shower! The galley is along the starboard side and nicely equipped but I would gripe that the fridge is too small. I’m spoiled by Light Reach’s. It’s very shallow, and the freezer is miniscule. Definitely a challenge to fill it for 10 days for 4 people.
Paul, Janet and I had intended to hike to the top of the ridge on the island but took a wrong turn and ended up on a trail to pretty much nowhere. I did get some nice pictures of the boat in the mooring field. By the time we found the correct root we were hot and tired. We succumbed to some cool drinks and beach gravity for a bit before heading back to the boat for dinner.
We’ll head back to Road Town tomorrow for our last night aboard at the dock. This will enable us to get an early ferry to St. Thomas. Paul and Janet are continuing on to St John and need an early start to be able to clear customs in St. Thomas before continuing on to St John.
The picture is of Paul and Janet taken on the hiking path above Norman Bight on Norman Island.
Vessel Name: Light Reach
Vessel Make/Model: Pacific Seacraft 37
Hailing Port: Annapolis Md
Crew: Scott and Sally and missing our CSO India the wonder Schnauzer she sails on in our hearts
Scott and Sally met in college, married and lived the average dirt dweller life for years always somewhere near the water. We fell in love with sailing in the early 90's. Summer of 2014 we both retired and became full time cruisers. [...]
Extra: "I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield
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