Sunday, February 7, 2010
QUIET SUNDAY MORNING IN NORTH SOUND VIRGIN GORDA
Did a little boatwork and decided that when I haulout next I should paint the hull. It is a bit chalky and while it is purely cosmetic it needs doing.
The wind is dead south which is unusual but makes the trip to Anegada a downwind sled ride and the VHF was full of early morning chatter as a charter group played follow my leader past Pomato Point into Anegada. They are not allowed to go by themselves but must have a lead boat from the charter company to make sure they get the entrance right. I was half ways tempted to make the trip over but in the end laziness won out and I settled back to try some power lounging before a swim and Sunday lunch.
I dinghied out past Saba Rock into Eustatia sound expecting the swell to be running but it had one down overnight and it was only 1 - 2 feet. I took the opportunity to snorkle the drop off outside the barrier reef and found great shoals of Tangs and Blue Angels [ I think ].
I met another liveaboard out on the dinghy mooring on the reef and it turns out he is heading south as well. Perhaps we will buddy boat down to St Maarten. He single hands a 48 footer.
Posted by John Duncker at 12:49 PM