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.