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BVI Sailing

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FC: Sailing The British Virgin Islands June 17-29, 2009

1: S/V Inn Harmony

2: A car to the airport, a train to the terminal, an airplane to St. Thomas...

3: ...and a ferry boat to Tortola.

4: A hard day of travel makes a boy very tired. | Tamarind Club Resort

5: Everyone is ready for our first full day sightseeing on Tortola.

6: Making notes about our day of travel. | Papa is making mental notes.

7: Papa plans our day on Tortola while Jackson and John take a dip...Nooga has another cup of coffee

8: The road to Cane Garden Bay tells the story of the people of Tortola | Cane Garden Bay

9: The beach was very crowded...not! | Everyone got their gear ready for our first snorkel lesson.

10: Cane Garden Bay became one of our favorite beaches.

11: After a fun day we arrived at Fat Hogs Bay to board our yacht. | Grandy had to take a break from loading our provisions. | John contemplates the adventure ahead while Nooga checks out the snacks in the grocery bags.

12: Jackson heads back for another load of provisions. | Our yacht came equipped with all of the appropriate flags...Go Vols!

13: Papa gives a crew briefing on galley operation... | ...while John checks out the head.

14: Captain Papa does some navigation planning while First Mate Jason gets familiar with the charts. | Jackson and John get a safety briefing.

15: A game of cards our first night aboard. | The First Mate checks last minute email. | John seems very interested in his Mom's journal notes... | Jackson gets a navigation briefing from de Captain.

16: The day has finally arrived! | After the morning briefings we motor out of Fat Hogs Bay and set sail for Leverick Bay, North Sound, Virgin Gorda. | John pulls on the main while Jackson trims the jib.

17: Leverick Bay

18: A dip in the resort pool, a power nap and a cold shower...our first day of sailing ends with a beautiful sunset.

19: As morning of our second day breaks, Sarah makes some last minute Facebook postings and we set sail for Anegada. | Jason puts his back into raising the main.

20: Papa and John chill out while the wind pushes us to Anegada. | The Captain safely navigated the reef and we enter Anegada Harbor. | The mooring buoy is to port. | A quick shower before we hit the beach.

21: A short dingy ride to Anegada Reef Hotel.

22: An open air taxi ride to Cow Wreck Beach | John tries to swing the ring onto the hook.

23: After a fun day at Cow Wreck Beach, another beautiful Caribbean sunset. | Breakfast at Neptune's Treasure

24: Papa and the boys go geocaching. | WE FOUND IT! | Paulette says goodbye to Gary. | Jason takes the helm as we leave Anegada and set sail for Leverick Bay.

25: A great day of sailing from Anegada to Leverick Bay and the mandatory Caribbean sunset.

26: A taxi tour of Virgin Gorda.

27: The Baths

30: The Bitter End Yacht Club

31: Sailing to Norman Island | The Indians | The Baths

32: Relaxing at The Blight, Norman Island

33: Dinner and Dancing at Willie T's

34: Get down Jackson | Is Jackson dancing with his Mom? | John shows his moves. | Old school

35: Snorkeling The Caves at Norman Island

36: Searching for treasure on Dead Chest Island

37: Soper's Hole, Tortola

38: WAKE UP PAPA! We're sailing to Jost Van Dyke today. | Little Thatch Island leaving Soper's Hole | Foxy's Taboo, Diamond Cay, Jost Van Dyke

39: Hiking to the Bubbly Pool on Jost Van Dyke | The Bubbly Pool wasn't so bubbly!

40: Sidney's Peace and Love Bar Little Harbor, Jost Van Dyke | We left a t-shirt!

41: De Captain and de crew

42: Sandy Spit (one island, one palm tree) | S/V Inn Harmony

43: Monkey Point, Guana Island | John inspects the snorkeling booty | The Booty | Grab that mooring buoy, buoys!

44: Monkey Point clean up | Is Jackson trying to run away?

45: Trellis Bay, Tortola

46: There is a great climbing tree at Trellis Bay. | Also lizards!

47: Grandy and Papa get into the act. | Dinner at The Last Resort

48: Jason's birthday at The Tamarind Club Resort

49: Need a good nights sleep...travel day tomorrow | Ferry to St. Thomas...(see page one) | The Three Stooges | About home...where's our driver?

50: The End? | Better than a rooster in a mango tree.

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