22 February 2008

Doing what sailors do best: waiting for weather

February 22, 2008

Whisper is currently anchored off Prickly Pear Island in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda. This is a watersports playground…people are waterskiing, kitesurfing, sailing hobiecats and there are lots of boats at anchor. Hans is currently at Nanny Cay on Tortola with friends we met from Japan the other day on the catamaran Wakamizu. Both boats were sailing over to the Baths on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda when Wakamizu hit a rock and smashed a big hole in one of the keels. Yikes! Hiroshi, owner and captain, asked Hans to go with him to act as translator. Since we’re just waiting for weather, Hans agreed and Kristen is holding down hearth and home, and feeding the starving furry animal.

Our next "sailboat".

Hey, step away from the breadfruit!

Huge aloe plants (or are they yucca?) at the botanical gardens in Road Town.

Hans looking for coconuts.
As Kit Kat's ambulance made its way southwest to Soper's Hole to bring her to the vet, we stopped at a deserted, undeveloped beach on the north shore of Tortola.





Scenes from the Baths on the southern tip of Virgin Gorda. Yes, that's Whisper!

5 comments:

diesel mechanic pete said...

Awesome pics!, Hanse's going to have to learn how to climb coconut trees!

Anonymous said...

Kris,
It is a bit tricky getting the email to work here.... When you go online next, can you change the settings in mail on my computer? In Mail, go to preferences, then click on the accounts tab, then highlight my account, and uncheck the box that says enable this account... otherwise any mail that you send me will be downloaded to our computer and deleted from gmail. After that is done, can you send me an email to see that it works? Thanks!
Everything is fine here... some major repair going on, but I will return tuesday morning at the latest.
Hans

Anonymous said...

Kris,
It is a bit tricky getting the email to work here.... When you go online next, can you change the settings in mail on my computer? In Mail, go to preferences, then click on the accounts tab, then highlight my account, and uncheck the box that says enable this account... otherwise any mail that you send me will be downloaded to our computer and deleted from gmail. After that is done, can you send me an email to see that it works? Thanks!
Everything is fine here... some major repair going on, but I will return tuesday morning at the latest.
Hans

Anonymous said...

Hej Hans!
Pappa åker till till Indonesien
på tisdag. Åsa mår bra.Vad gör du för
jobb på den havererade båten? Pappa har ny mailadress, jag också. Vi skickar mail till dig i morgon så får du den! Kram Ma
Ps. Vilka fina bilder på senaste avsnittet!D s

Lee Winters Cruising Blogspot said...

Hey Kris and Hans,

Just wanted you two to know you are an inspiration. The blogs, pics, and stories help keep me pushing to get my old tub ready. Thanks and keep it up.

Lee