Loving it, loving it, loving it……

At last the wind died down properly overnight so on Friday morning we headed into Nanny Cay to pick up our outboard and other stuff that we had ordered. Arrived into the marina safely and tied up alongside a huge motor superyacht which threatened a puppy dog crew mutiny as they gazed into air-conditioned luxury!

After doing all our jobs we left the marina with our sparkling new 9.8 hp Tohatsu outboard engine which is kind of akin to a Skoda, so hopefully the guys down island will not try to liberate it from us. We didn’t get charged by the marina – even though we had been on a slip for four hours – as we had spent so much in the chandlery, result! 

We got the sails out and headed around the point to Cane Garden Bay seeing some great  boats along the way……

This is a favourite spot on a Friday night as we can catch happy hour at Myetts, followed by BBQ night at The Elm, with live music from the Elmtones. Well, it was three of them anyway (Steve, Piers and Mark)…still did a great set …and we had a lovely time as always, including hanging out with Magic Daddy. I’ll buy a Carib to anyone who knows what he sells!

We also bumped into Captain Jim and his guests on Blue Moon – these guys have been to hell and back this week, when one of their group drowned off Norman Island….he was only about 30 years old. So very sad and our sympathies and prayers go with them at this difficult time.

After a good night we headed off to Quitos to see Piers play again in the Quito and the Edge band … but it was soooo loud we left early. Are we getting old? My personal view is that we had had enough already and it was time for bed!

Up early this morning – this cruising life (although we are really on holiday right now!) makes you wake up with the sun as the light streams through the hatches – and to recover from last night’s excesses we ended up having breakfast in the Sailor’s Rest above Cane Garden Bay to spectacular views.

Onwards – and it’s Saturday – so back into Jost and another afternoon at the Soggy Dollar is planned – after a visit to Customs / Immigration to check out of the BVIs for our trip back to the US tomorrow.

Bye for now