|Cooper Island Beach Club|
|Cooper Island Resto|
|Cooper Island Beach|
|The Path back.....|
|Even the pelican looks pissed at the rain ....|
As we were on to or next overnight destination we were once again rained upon for the entire trip to North Sound in Virgin Gorda.
We did get a treat of seeing the Maltese Falcon – probably one of the most famous sailing yachts in the world . I hear that is winters in BVI and summers in the Med and is in charter most of the time – I could not even imagine what a week on board is worth!
|The Maltese Falcon|
The next day it poured rain all day so we just chilled out on board. The rain let up in time for us to hail the free water taxi to take us to dinner at the Bitter End Yacht Club. This still is a special spot with SOOOO MUCH character. The word around the bar with a few long term customers , is that the resort is not doing financially well. That is sad….
|Bitter End Yacht Club|
|Bitter End Mountain Suites|
Despite the rain we headed out the next day – not even enough wind to sail so we motored all the way west to Great Harbour on Jost Von Dyke.
|Rain on the radar ..... no dodging this one!|
|More %^(%$# RAIN!!!|
|911 Towing from Ambition|
We wanted to go to Foxy’s but the downpour just kept on coming! We did a little Rescue 911 for a couple of German visitors – engine wouldn’t run and then broke an oar – it was the “going around in circles” that caught me eagle eye! – a tow to shore and all was good again in the bay!
One of the Star Clipper Tall Ship’s “Royal Clipper” was anchored on front of Great Harbour for the night – the music was more than loud well into the wee hours of the morning! I gather the guests enjoyed themselves even if we were caught halfway between the music from Foxy’s and the music from Royal Clipper – not exactly a duet!
Jean’s last full day on board so we motored up to Sandy Cay for a swim and then we motored to Soper Hole West End . Jean treated us to a wonderful dinner at Pusser’s Restaurant where I introduced him to a Bushwacker as dessert! – he is sold now!
|I think Jean wasn't off the ferry!!!|
|View from the bar....|
|Pirates Beach ...notice no underwear stapled to the ceiling|
In the morning we were to say the least VERY SURPRISED to see that Coral Beauty – Jacques and Daniele from Plattsburgh City Marina were on a mooring ball a hundred yards away!!! We snuck up in the dinghy and knocked on their hull – now the surprise was shared! Turns out that it was Jacques’ birthday today. We enjoyed a great afternoon and dinner with live music with them. We both shared our ‘adventures” in reaching BVI – enough to fill the evening!