After an interesting passage with the Salty Dawgs we arrived in the BVI’s 08:30 on Friday 14th November 2014.
The trip consisted of great light conditions to leave the Chesapeake and cross the Gulf Stream followed by no wind for 24 hrs. Then a few days avoiding a strong low pressure system. Finally head winds and light winds on arrival.
The weather adviser Chris Parker, organised by the Salty Dawgs, was excellent. He provided daily emails and SSB chats at 1800 each evening. Advice was tailored to each group of boats on the rally.
Now moored at Bitter End YC in Virgin Gorda on a free mooring, again sorted out by the Dawgs for us. We have enjoyed daily social gatherings with the Dawgs, mainly at bars in the late afternoon and are preparing for a pot luck Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday on the beach. I know it’s the wrong day but the beach is already booked by a cruise ship on the day.
Getting ready to take to the ocean again. We join the Salty Dawg Rally leaving Hampton Virginia with approximately 70 other boats for the 1500 mile passage across the Gulfstream to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Should take between 10 and 12 days but Wendy seems to have provisioned for at least 12 months so will report back on arrival.
After 3 months on the hard at Deltaville Boat Yard we have relaunched and are enjoying our first few days of cruising back on Chesapeake Bay. We once again spent a few jolly evenings with Bill and Mary Crump in their pier house sorting out the problems of the world.
Our first night at anchor was just off the town of Irvington.